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Mag. Wolfgang Sobotka
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Federal Ministry of the Interior,
Republic of Austria

Mag. Wolfgang Sobotka
Federal Minister of the Interior

Personal data:
Date of Birth: 5 January 1956
Place of Birth: Waidhofen / Ybbs, Lower Austria
Marital Status: Married, 6 children
Academic Background:
Historical Studies: Vienna University
Violoncello/Music education: University of Music and Performing Arts, Vienna
Conducting: Brucknerkonservatorium Linz
Professional Activities:
1972 – 1998 Music teacher
1976 – 1992 Grammar/High school teacher
1980 – 1987 City archivist
1988 – 1998 Music school headmaster
1987 – 1998 Assistant Professor at the University of Music and Performing Arts, Vienna
1992 – 1996 Consultant for Politics and Education, Volkspartei Niederösterreich (Lower Austrian People’s Party)
1996 – 1998 Grammar/High school teacher
Political Functions:
1985 – 1993 Site Group Chairman of the ÖAAB / Austrian Workers' and Employees' Association
1982 – 1992 Local Councillor of the statutory city of Waidhofen/Ybbs
1992 – 1996 City Councillor for Finance
Parliamentary Group Chairman of the Waidhofen Volkspartei / Austrian People’s Party
1996 – 1998 Mayor of Waidhofen
1998 – 2005 Member of the Lower Austrian Provincial Government in charge of Finance, Environment and Regional Development Planning
2005 – 2008 Member of the Lower Austrian Provincial Government in charge of Finance, Housing and Life Quality
2009 - 2016 Deputy Governor of Lower Austria
Since 2010 Regional Chairman of the Lower Austrian ÖAAB / Austrian Workers' and Employees' Association
Since April 2016 Austrian Minister of the Interior

Austria

Member Country - particular information

Federal Ministry of the Interior

Herrengasse 7
A-1010 Vienna
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Initiator and member of the SALZBURG FORUM since 2000

Total area: 83.870 sq km
Length of National Border: 2.562 km
Total number of habitants: 8.205.533
Inhabitants/km2: 97
Neighbouring states: DE, HU, CZ, CH, LI, IT, SI, SK