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Peter AltmaierFederal Minister for Economic Affairs and Energy

Peter Altmaier
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Peter Altmaier heads the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy, prior to that he was Minister in the Chancellor’s Office and has been acting Federal Minister of Finance since 24 October 2017. Altmaier has been a Member of the German Bundestag since 1994.

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Born on 18 June 1958 in Ensdorf, Saar; single

1974
Joined the Young Union, the joint youth organisation of the CDU/CSU

1976
Joined the Christian Democratic Union of Germany (CDU)

1978
Abitur (higher education entrance qualification), followed by basic military service

1980 – 1985
Studied Law at Saarland University in Saarbrücken

1985
First state examination in law

1985 - 1986
Postgraduate course on European Integration, Certificate in European Studies

1985 – 1987
Research Assistant, Chair of Constitutional and International Law, Saarland University

1988
Second state examination in law

1988 – 1990
Regional Chairman of the Young Union Saar

1988 – 1990
Research Assistant, Europa-Institut at Saarland University

since 1990
Civil servant at the European Commission; from 1993 to 1994 Secretary-General of the Administrative Commission of the European Communities on Social Security for Migrant Workers; on leave of absence since 1994

since 1994
Member of the German Bundestag

2000 - 2008
Chairman of the CDU Saarlouis County Association

2004 – 2005
Legal adviser to the CDU/CSU parliamentary group in the German Bundestag

November 2005 – October 2009
Parliamentary State Secretary to the Federal Minister of the Interior

2006 - 2011
President of the Europa-Union Germany

since 2008
Deputy Regional Chairman of the CDU Saar

October 2009 – May 2012
First Parliamentary Secretary of the CDU/CSU parliamentary group in the German Bundestag

May 2012 – December 2013
Federal Minister for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety

2013 - 2018
Head of the Federal Chancellery and Federal Minister for Special Tasks

2017 - 2018
Acting Federal Minister of Finance

since 2018
Federal Minister for Economic Affairs and Energy


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