Party affiliation: European People's Party. Christian People's Party
Secretary General, European Union Christian Democratic Workers. Member of the European Parliament. 1981-: former Vice Chairman, EPP. since 1989.
Chairman, Petitions Committee, 1986-1989. Member, Environment, Public Health and Consumer Protection Committee, since 1989. Substitute, Social Affairs, Employment and the Working Environment Committee.
Member, Canada Delegation. Modem languages teacher, 1963-1970.