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Founder & Chairman // Institute of the Regions of Europe (IRE)
Chairman of the Institute of the Regions of Europe (IRE), founded in 2004. From 1996 till 2004 Governor of Salzburg. From 1996 till now Member of the European Committee of the Regions in Brussels, representing Land Salzburg. 2016 appointed Special Advisor to EU-Commissioner Johannes Hahn, reappointed 2021. University professor and historian.