Party affiliation: European People's Party. South Tyrol People's Party
Provincial and regional government. Vice Chairman, South Tyrol People's Party (SVP), since 1969. Member of the European Parliament, since 1979.
Member, Agriculture, Fisheries and Rural Development Committee. Substitute, Economic and Monetary Affairs and Industrial Policy Committee. Substitute. Budgetary Control Committee.
Member. ASEAN and Republic of Korea Delegation.