Peter Pilz

Peter Pilz (born 22 January 1954 in Kapfenberg, Styria ) is an Austrian politician (Greens ) and author.

Life and career

Peter Pilz studied from 1973 to 1979 economics and political science at the University of Vienna. In 1983, he became the Dr. rer. soc. oec. doctorate. According to serve the Zivildiensts he worked as a freelance writer and social scientist. After the first activities in academic teaching, he opted for a political career.

Peter Pilz is married.

He is also active in the band Prince Pezi and the Secretaries of State and founded Titus Vadon, currently drummer of Russkaya, under the name Old Pezihand and Trapper Gert the band Lasso brothers.

Political activity

Peter Pilz was during his student days, a member of the Trotskyist group Revolutionary Marxists and is a founding member of the Austrian countryside. After the national election in 1986 drew fungus for the Green Alternative to the Austrian parliament. From 1986 to 1991 he was, inter alia, Member of the Austrian National Defence Council.

1988 acquired fungal much public attention as discoverers in the parliamentary investigation committee appointed by Lucona and Noricum.

In 1991, he put back his National Council mandate and moved as the leading candidate of the Greens in the Viennese State Parliament, where he was until 1997 the club chairman of the Green Group in the Vienna City Hall.

From 1992 to 1994 he was federal spokesperson of the Green Party.

1997 criticized fungal government and the judiciary, because these have to leave in 1989, after the assassination of four Kurdish- Iranian opposition, suspects under police protection leave in order to avoid political tensions. Implicated in the assassination is also the reigning since 2005 president of Iran, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, have been.

During the election campaign in 1999 Pilz launched a preferential votes Initiative, which earned him some ten thousand votes. Due to the good results of the Green Party in national elections from 1999 to 7.1 % - pulled back a mushroom into parliament.

Since April 1998, he was involved in the detection and processing of the Austrian " Baukartells ". In connection with this affair Peter Pilz of the construction company Teerag Asdag was sued for hundreds of millions of shillings. Fungus has won the case. The managers of the company are convicted.

November 2006 to July 2007 was mushroom Chairman of the parliamentary committee of inquiry for the procurement of fighter aircraft, also known colloquially Euro Fighter- committee of inquiry.


2011 brought the Austrian media scholar Stefan Weber alleged that the PhD thesis of Peter Pilz was a self- plagiarism and is based on possibly unethical authorship. Fungus is to have a co-authored with a colleague study submitted as a dissertation, without having the correctly reported. The accusation is rejected by Peter Pilz.

In the context of protests in Turkey in 2013 Pilz said in terms of demonstrating Turkish Erdoğan supporters in Vienna, that when the Austrian citizenship to Turkish immigrants whose political views had to be examined. In revolted representatives of SPÖ and ÖVP, while politicians of AAF and Freedom Party interpreted this as confirmation of their own positions. Criticism also came from SOS fellow man.


  • The tank maker. The Austrian defense industry and its exports. Publisher of social criticism, Vienna 1982, ISBN 3-900351-10-4
  • Economic importance of the introduction of new media in Austria. Thesis. Vienna 1983
  • Country overboard. No novel. Publisher of social criticism, Vienna 1989, ISBN 3-85115-114-3
  • Escort to Tehran. The Austrian law and the Kurds murders. Ibera - and - Molden, Vienna 1997, ISBN 3-900436-57-6
  • The cartel. Czernin, Vienna 1999, ISBN 3-7076-0004-1
  • The Fourth Republic. The road to reform majority. Czernin, Vienna 2000, ISBN 3-7076-0021-1
  • With God against all. America's struggle for world domination. DVA, Munich 2003, ISBN 3-421-05758-3
  • The Republic of the Cavaliers. Czernin, Vienna 2006, ISBN 978-3-7076-0220-3