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The new AEJ president is Otmar Lahodynsky

On October 18th, AEJ-Congress in Neusiedl elected a new president: Otmar Lahodynsky (59), Austrian journalist and EU-expert, follows Eileen Dunne who became honorary president.

OTMAR LAHODYNSKY

Born 1954 in Linz/Austria. Studied at Vienna University: German and English-philology.

1977-88 Editor with „profil“-Magazine, Austria’s leading political weekly

1988-95 Correspondent in Brussels for daily „Die Presse“ covering EU and NATO

1995-1996 Deputy Editor-in-Chief of „Die Presse“, Vienna.

1997-1998 Chief of foreign desk of Viennese daily „Kurier“

Since 1999 European editor for Austrian political weekly „profil“.

Interviews among others with José M. Barroso, Angela Merkel, Jean-Claude Juncker, Ban Ki-moon, Kofi Annan, Vaclav Havel, Michail Gorbatschow, Romano Prodi, Javier Solana.

President of the „Association of European Journalists“ (AEJ)-Austrian Section (since 2001)

Married to Ulrike Sommer,

Books: „Der Proporzpakt“ (Ueberreuter Verlag) 1987

„Europa-Kassette“ (Merian, Hamburg) 1991

„Der Österreich-Komplex“ (Böhlau Verlag) 2001

„EU for you: So funktioniert die Europäische Union“ (G&G-Verlag): 2005-2012. First Schoolbook about the EU (together with Wolfgang Böhm)

Foreign editions in Croatia, Slovenia, Estonia, Romania, Montenegro and in Turkish language.

„Globalisierung“ (Veritas) 2009.

Awards:

Silbernes Verdienstzeichen der Republik Österreich

Cavalier-Order of the Republic of Poland

Kalligas-Award, Greece