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Frank Schwalba-Hoth

Frank Schwalba-Hoth Frank Schwalba-Hoth European Parliament

Education and Profession

Frank Schwalba-Hoth studied after graduation and completed military service 1974 to the University of Marburg and presented after the first state exam for teacher training in 1981 from Refendariat.


Except Parliamentary political work, Schwalba-Hoth had already been studying during his politically active and a member of the AStA of the University of Marburg, and in the years 1979/80 President of the Students' Parliament. He was, inter alia, active in initiatives such as the "3rd International Russell Tribunal: The situation of human rights in the Federal Republic of Germany" or the"Information for dissemination of non news".


Schwalba Hoth-1978 was co-founder of the Green List Marburger (GLW) and later theGreens list Hesse (WR). 1980 he was one of the founding members of the party, the Greensand 1981/82 was one of the two national co-chairman and spokesman for the Hesse state board. He was considered representative of the "fundamentalist" wing of the Greens, the so-called Fundis.


From 1 December 1982 until 4 August 1983 he was a member of the Landtag. Particular attention attracted in 1983 the blood-spraying action Schwalba Hoth:

On 3 August 1983 bespritzte during a reception in the Hesse state parliament for the commanders in Hesse stationed U.S. forces stationed in Frankfurt, the U.S. General Paul S. Williams with blood. This action caused a considerable public impact. During the press the action much more predominantly criticized as unworthy, was Schwalba-Hoth from large parts of his party and representatives of the peace movement praise.

European Parliament

From 1984 to 1987 was Schwalba-Hoth Member of the European Parliament, Vice Chairman of the Committee on Petitions and 1986/87 one of the two Co-Chairs Group before it because of the rotation principle resigned.

Political Strategist in Brussels

Since his exit from the European Parliament works Schwalba-Hoth as a consultant andlobbyist in Brussels. He was a longstanding director of the local EU office of Greenpeace.1998 he founded together with Silvana Koch-Mehrin (FDP), the consulting firm Conseiller + Partners, and worked until 2002 for this company. Since 2002 he works as an independent political strategist with a focus on civil society, sustainable development, energy policy, development of the EU and institutional matters. Since 1989 he organizes monthly networking dinners ( "Soirée Internationale"), each with 60 to 80 participants from different professional, cultural, national and social backgrounds. Since 2006 he is member of the Advisory Board of Jakob von Uexküll founded Right Livelihood Foundation, which annually in Stockholm at the beginning of December the so-called alternative Nobel prize awards.

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