My name is Claudia Schmidt. I started my work as an MEP in 2014, representing the Western provinces Salzburg, Tirol and Vorarlberg. Previously, I worked as City Councillor in Salzburg where I was responsible for building and construction. For me it was of the essence that none of my construction projects ended up as bottomless pits. In my opinion, this approach needs to be applied in all policy areas – something I strive to achieve in my work in the European Parliament on transport and tourism, budgetary control and regional development.