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Dr Gerd Müller

Federal Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development


German Development Minister Gerd Müller. Copyright:: Michael Gottschalk/phothothek.net Personal data

Born on 25 August 1955 in Krumbach, Germany; married, two children
Resident in the town of Kempten/Durach, Bavaria

Master's degree in Business Education

Professional experience

Higher education: Deputy Head of the Office for Foreign Relations of the Hanns Seidel Foundation

Policy officer at the Bavarian Ministry of Economic Affairs

Political career

1989 – 1994: Member of the European Parliament, Parliamentary Secretary of the CDU/CSU group

1994: Member of the German Bundestag, representing the constituency of Oberallgäu/Kempten/Lindau

Member of the EU, Foreign Affairs and Defence Committees of the German Bundestag, spokesman of the group of parliamentarians from the CSU in the German Bundestag for foreign affairs, European policy and de­vel­op­ment policy

2005 – 2013: Parliamentary State Secretary to the Federal Minister of Food, Agriculture and Consumer Protection; responsible, among other things, for in­ter­national relations, de­vel­op­ment projects amd world food affairs

since 17 December 2013: Federal Minister for Economic Co­op­er­a­tion and De­vel­op­ment

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