16 Facts About Andreas Schieder


Andreas Schieder was born on 16 April 1969 and is an Austrian politician who has been a Member of the European Parliament since 2019.

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Previously in his career, Andreas Schieder served as parliamentary leader of the Social Democratic Party in the National Council.

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Andreas Schieder was state secretary in the Ministry of Finance in the government of Chancellor Werner Faymann from 2008 to 2013.

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Andreas Schieder attended primary school in Hutteldorf, in the western suburbs of Vienna, the Goethe-Gymasium in Astgasse, and the Gymnasium Kundmanngasse.

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Andreas Schieder graduated from the University of Vienna with a master's degree in economics.

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Andreas Schieder served as vice president of the International Union of Socialist Youth from 1994 to 1997, from 1997 to 1999 as president of the Young European Socialists, as district councilor of Penzing and as a member of the Wiener Landtag und Gemeinderat.

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On 1 July 2008 Andreas Schieder was appointed state secretary in the Federal Chancellery in the government of Chancellor Alfred Gusenbauer, succeeding Heidrun Silhavy.

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On 28 October 2013 Andreas Schieder was elected parliamentary leader of the SPO in the National Council by the parliamentary club of his party; he succeeded Josef Cap who had held this position for 12 years.

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Andreas Schieder resigned in 2017 and instead chaired the Committee on Foreign Affairs.

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Since June 2016 Andreas Schieder has been serving as one of the deputy chairmen of the Social Democratic Party of Austria.

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Since becoming a Member of the European Parliament in the 2019 elections, Andreas Schieder has been serving on the Committee on Foreign Affairs.

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Andreas Schieder is a member of the European Parliament Intergroup on LGBT Rights and of the URBAN Intergroup.

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From 2020 until 2021, Andreas Schieder was one of the parliament's co-rapporteurs on the EU–UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement .

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In November 2021, Andreas Schieder joined a group of seven Members of the European Parliament led by Raphael Glucksmann to Taiwan to send a strong signal in support of the self-ruling island, despite a threat of retaliation from China.

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Andreas Schieder has one son with fellow SPO politician Sonja Wehsely.

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Andreas Schieder is inspired hiker, health athlete, and long-term member of the Austrian Friends of Nature.

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