Eckart von Klaeden
Eckart Peter Hans von Klaeden (born 18 November 1965 in Hanover, Lower Saxony) is a German politician of the Christian Democratic Union, serving as Minister of State at the German Chancellery since 28 October 2009 (after the German federal election, September 2009, Angela Merkel formed a black-yellow coalition and her Cabinet Merkel II). Klaeden has been a Member of lower house of the German parliament, the Bundestag, since 1994, and has been spokesman for foreign policy of the CDU/CSU faction since 2005 and treasurer of the CDU since 2006.
Eckart von Klaeden took his Abitur at the Emperor William Gymnasium in Hanover in 1985, served his military service from 1985 to 1987 and became a Korvettenkapitän (corvette captain) of the Reserves. He went on to study law at the universities of Würzburg and Göttingen, taking his first state exam in 1993 and his second in 1996. He is Protestant and a member of the presidium of the Deutscher Evangelischer Kirchentag, a Protestant organisation. Eckart von Klaeden is married and has three daughters.
He became a member of the Junge Union in 1983. Since 2004, he has been a member of the national board of the CDU, the Bundesvorstand. In 2008 and 2009, he participated at the Bilderberg Conference.
27. May 2013, Kladen informed the public that he will not candidate again for a seat in the Deutscher Bundestag in the German federal election, 2013 and that he will start a job at the Daimler AG, Stuttgart (Manager "Global External Affairs und Public Policy" - quasi 'chief lobbyist') at the end of 2013.
- Anfrage auf abgeordnetenwatch.de
- spiegel.de: Wechsel zu Daimler: SPD fordert Entlassung von Staatsminister Klaeden
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