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Peter Altmaier

Peter Altmaier

From 22 May 2012: Federal Minister for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety

Previous positions:

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 (on electoral fraud)

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:

  • Law 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

As of 2006 Peter Altmaier is the President of the Europa-Union (German branch of the Union of European Federalists) and since the end of 2011 he is the Honorary President.

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