Leadership of the ministry Norbert Barthle

Parliamentary State Secretary to the Federal Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development and the Federal Chancellor's Representative for the German-Greek Assembly

Norbert Barthle, Parliamentary State Secretary in the German Development Ministry
Norbert Barthle, Parliamentary State Secretary in the German Development Ministry

Personal data

  • born in 1952
  • married with two children
  • Roman Catholic
  • degree in German, Sports Science and Philosophy, Tübingen University

Professional and political career

  • 9 years as a teacher of German and Physical Education at a general education high school
  • 2 years as Senior Policy Officer for public relations, then 6 years as Press Secretary at the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports of Baden-Württemberg
  • directly elected Member of the German Bundestag representing the constituency of Backnang/Schwäbisch Gmünd since 1998; member of the budget committee of the German Bundestag since 2002
  • CDU/CSU Parliamentary Group spokesperson for budgetary policy from October 2009 to March 2018; vice-chair of the CDU group of the federal state Baden-Württemberg
  • Parliamentary State Secretary to the Federal Minister for Transport and Digital Infrastructure (February 2015–March 2018)

Voluntary offices

  • President of the German Association of Ski Instructors
  • President of the International Federation of Snowsport Instructors (IFSI)

Hobbies and interests

Family and friends, skiing, running, tennis

Personal motto

Carpe diem!