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Peter Altmaier

Peter Altmaier was appointed Federal Minister for Economic Affairs and Energy on 15 March 2018.
 
Previous positions:
2013-2018 Head of the Federal Chancellery, Federal Minister for Special Tasks and Refugee Coordinator of the German Federal Government (since 2015)
2012-2013  Federal Minister for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety
2009-2012 Chief Whip of the CDU/CSU parliamentary group
2005-2009 Parliamentary State Secretary in the Federal Ministry of the Interior
2004-2005 Parliamentary Legal Counsel of the CDU/CSU parliamentary group
2002-2003 Spokesman of the CDU/CSU parliamentary group in the First Investigation Committee
1999-2003 Delegate of the CDU/CSU parliamentary group to the European Conventions on the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the EU and on the Constitutional Treaty
1994-2004 Member of the Committee on European Affairs
1994-1998 Member of the Committee on Legal Affairs
 
Education and Professional Career:

  • Legal studies at the Saarland University (First and Second State Exam 1985 and 1988)
  • Certificate in European Integration studies (1986)
  • 1985-1990: Research assistant for Public and International Law at Saarland University and later at the European Institute of the Saarland University
  • 1990-1994: Official of the European Commission; Secretary-General for the Administrative Commission on Social Security for Migrant Workers from 1993 to 1994

Having served as President of the Europa Union (German branch of the Union of European Federalists) from 2006, Peter Altmaier became its Honorary President at the end of 2011.
Peter Altmaier was born on 18 June 1958 in Ensdorf (State of Saarland).
 
About Peter Altmaier:  
 
Peter Altmaier is Federal Minister for Economic Affairs and Energy. From December 2013 until March 2018, he was Federal Minister in the Chancellor’s Office and from October 2017 until March 2018, was acting Federal Minister of Finance. Prior to that, he was Federal Minister for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety. Altmaier, who is a fully trained lawyer, has been a Member of the German Bundestag since 1994.