Lukas Mandl
Member of the European Parliament
for Austria
Assumed office
30 November 2017[1][2]
Personal details
Born (1979-07-12) 12 July 1979 (age 42)
Vienna, Austria
NationalityAustrian
Political partyAustrian People's Party
European People's Party

Lukas Mandl (born 12 July 1979) is an Austrian politician of the Austrian People's Party (ÖVP) who has been a Member of the European Parliament since November 2017 and was re-elected in 2019.[3]

Early life and education

Lukas Mandl was born as fourth of five children to Victoire Van Ditzhuyzen and Harald Mandl. He graduated in communications from the University of Vienna in 2004. From 2002 until 2005, he also completed a traineeship at the Federation of Austrian Industries (IV).

Political career

Career in national politics

Lukas Mandl began his political work in the Austrian Schülerunion and later in the Junge Volkspartei. In 2008, he was elected as MP into the state parliament of Lower Austria and defended his seat again in 2013. In 2010, Mandl also became secretary general of the ÖAAB which is the trade union body associated with the Austrian People's Party (ÖVP). With the "Meeting Mauerbach" Mandl initialized a debate on renewing and modernizing the Austrian People's Party in 2011. From 2008 until 2016 Lukas Mandl served as district chairman for the Austrian People's Party in Lower Austrian district of Wien Umgebung and was also elected as vice mayor of Grasdorf from 2015 to 2017.

Member of the European Parliament, 2017–present

Mandl took the seat of Elisabeth Köstinger in 2017. During his first term, he served on the Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety and on the Committee on Petitions. Following the 2019 elections, he moved to the Committee on Development, the Committee on Foreign Affairs and its Subcommittee on Security and Defence. He later also joined the Special Committee on Foreign Interference in all Democratic Processes in the European Union in 2020.[4]

In addition to his committee assignments, Mandl has been chairing the parliament's delegation for relations with the Korean Peninsula since 2020. He is also a member of the URBAN Intergroup.[5]

Other activities

References

  1. ^ "Key dates ahead". European Parliament. 20 May 2017. Retrieved 28 May 2019.
  2. ^ "Key dates ahead". BBC News. 22 May 2017. Retrieved 28 May 2019.
  3. ^ Uhr, 14 09; Mai 2019, 28 (28 May 2019). "Die Neuen im EU-Parlament: EU-Wahl: Strache müsste bis 2. Juli auf Mandat verzichten". www.kleinezeitung.at (in German). Retrieved 3 March 2020.CS1 maint: numeric names: authors list (link)
  4. ^ Members of the Special Committee on Foreign Interference in all Democratic Processes in the European Union European Parliament, press release of July 9, 2020.
  5. ^ Members URBAN Intergroup.
  6. ^ Board of Trustees Institute of the Regions of Europe (IRE).
  7. ^ Lukas Mandl - Declaration of financial interests, 25 December 2017 European Parliament