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Angelika Mlinar

Angelika Mlinar in 2014

Angelika Rosa Mlinar (* July 29 1970 in Altendorf/Stara vas, Carinthia) is an Austrian lawyer, businesswoman, politician (NEOS – The New Austria) and a member of the Slovenian ethnic minority in Carinthia. Since 2014, she is Member of the European Parliament (MEP).


  • Early life 1
  • Politics 2
  • Work in the European Parliament 3
  • Publications 4
  • References 5
  • External links 6

Early life

Beginning in 1988 through 1993, Angelika Mlinar studied legal science at the University in Salzburg (Austria) and in the year 1994/5 completed her masters at the American University in Washington, D.C.. Back in Salzburg, she finished her doctoral degree with her dissertation on the topic of "Women's rights as human rights".[1] She gained first political experience as an assistant in the office of Friedhelm Frischenschlager in the European Parliament. The topics she covered included human rights and the judicial system, as well as European cooperation with Criminal law.

Afterwards, Angelika Mlinar worked as Project Assistant and then Project Leader in different legal fields with various European institutions and delegations. At the same time, she independently set up her own business in Ljubljana (Slovenia) called Angelski keksi (Angel cookies) and worked as Program Manager at the International Center for Development and Migration Politics (ICMPD) in Vienna.


Angelika Mlinar ran the political campaign for Carinthia's leading candidate Rudi Vouk for the Austrian parliamentary elections in 2008. In 2009 she was elected chair (national spokesperson) of the Liberal Forum party (LIF). In May 2010 she became the leading candidate of LIF for the Vienna provincial assembly and for the elections at the Municipal Council on October 10, 2010.[2] In addition, from May 2009 until July 2010 she was the general secretary of the National Council of Carinthian Slovenians.

At the Austrian parliamentary elections in 2013, at which the Liberal Forum entered in an alliance with the party NEOS – The New Austria (NEOS - Das Neue Österreich), she was elected Member of the Parliament and Vice President of the parliamentary group NEOS - LIF.[3] In January 2014, after the parties formed a coalition under the name NEOS - New Austria and Liberal forum (NEOS - Das Neue Österreich und Liberales Forum), Angelika Mlinar became the Vice President of the new party and President of the party academy NEOS Lab.

On 15 February 2014, in the pre-election process for the European Parliament elections 2014, Angelika Mlinar emerged as the top candidate within the NEOS party. She listed in the first place on the party list for a mandate as Member of the European Parliament (MEP) and proceeded to win it.[4]

Work in the European Parliament

On 1 July 2014 Angelika Mlinar left the national council and took up her position as Member of the European Parliament. She is part of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe Group (ALDE) and a member of the Women's Rights and Gender Equality committee, a member of the Industry, Research and Energy committee as well as part of the Delegation for relations with the Mashreq countries and Delegation for relations with the People's Republic of China. She is also substitute member of the Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs and the Delegation for relations with Switzerland and Norway and to the EU-Iceland Joint Parliamentary Committee and the European Economic Area (EEA) Joint Parliamentary Committee.

In her work as an MEP Angelika Mlinar advocates for a more cohesive and stronger Europe, and is especially fighting for the strengthening of Human Rights and Women's Rights.


  • Frauenrechte als Menschenrechte. Peter Lang Verlag, Frankfurt 1997, ISBN 978-3-631-31434-0 (Dissertation.[5])


  1. ^ Peter Lang Verlag: Mlinar, Angelika: Frauenrechte als Menschenrechte. Abgerufen am 13. September 2010.
  2. ^ Dr. Angelika Mlinar – Bundessprecherin auf der Website des Liberalen Forums. Abgerufen am 12. September 2010.
  3. ^ NR: Erste Kärntner Slowenin seit 1999 zieht ein,, 1. Oktober 2013
  4. ^ EU-Wahl: Angelika Mlinar zur Neos-Spitzenkandidatin. Artikel auf vom 15. Februar 2014.
  5. ^ Amnesty International: Bücher: Frauenrechte als Menschenrechte. Abstract im ai-Journal, Juni 1998. Abgerufen am 13. September 2010.

External links

  • Biography, contact details and speeches since 1996 of Angelika Mlinar at the Parliament of Austria (German)
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