Joachim Dalsass

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Joachim Dalsass (born December 3, 1926 in Laives ; † October 8, 2005 there ) was a South Tyrolean politician ( SVP ) and a member of the European Parliament .


Joachim Dalsass grew up in Petersberg (municipality of Deutschnofen ), where he also lived for many years. During the Second World War he was on duty on the Eastern Front . He then studied at the University of Parma law , then the autonomous region of Trentino-Alto Adige to work.

In June 1956, Dalsass became Vice Mayor of Laives. In December of the same year he moved to the South Tyrolean state parliament as a member of the regional council of Trentino-South Tyrol . In his first legislative period, he was a member of the Pupp cabinet of the state government , in which, as the state councilor for social affairs, he was responsible for the resettlement of the optants . From 1960 to 1974 Dalsass was in the Cabinets Magnago I , Magnago II and Magnago III State Councilor for Public Works. In 1969 Dalsass opposed the acceptance of the South Tyrol package at the SVP national assembly on November 22nd. In order to prevent the party from breaking up, Dalsass was elected deputy chairman, which he remained until 1984. In 1974, he was appointed Agricultural Councilor in the Magnago IV cabinet against his will , and from 1978 to 1979 he was President of the State Parliament.

The high point of his political career was his election to the European Parliament in 1979. Dalsass was a member of this parliament for the first three legislative periods up to 1994.

After his political career, Irmtraud's husband (“Traudl”) and father of four children was chairman of the Raiffeisenkasse Leifers. Dalsass became an honorary citizen of his home community Deutschnofen in 1992 and received the Golden Decoration of Honor in 1995 for services to the Republic of Austria . He was also awarded the Gold Medal of Honor of the South Tyrolean Farmers' Union , the Federal Cross of Merit on ribbon and the Bavarian Order of Merit.


  • South Tyrolean provincial government (publisher): Südtirol-Handbuch 1994 . Brochure, Bozen 1994, pp. 144–145 ( online )

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Individual evidence

  1. List of all decorations awarded by the Federal President for services to the Republic of Austria from 1952 (PDF; 6.59 MB)