Peter Altmaier

Since 14 March 2018 Peter Altmaier is Federal Minister for Economic Affairs and Energy.

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
  • As of 2006 Peter Altmaier has been the President of the Europa-Union (German branch of the Union of European Federalists) and since the end of 2011 he took over the office as Honorary President.

Peter Altmaier was born on June 18th, 1958 in Ensdorf (State of Saarland).