Ministry for Intergenerational Affairs, Family, Women and Integration of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia


Armin Laschet, Minister for Intergenerational Affairs, Family, Women and Integration of the Federal German State of North Rhine-Westphalia since 2005, commenced his training as a journalist after studying law and political sciences in Munich and Bonn. As a journalist he worked for various Bavarian broadcasting stations and Bayerisches Fernsehen (Bavarian Television). He supported the President of the Bundestag Professor Dr. Rita Süßmuth as a scientific advisor. Armin Laschet was alderman of the Aachen city council from 1989 until 2004, he has been deputy chairman of the CDU Aachen district association since 1991. He was a member of the German Bundestag (Lower House of German parliament) until 1998 and subsequently a member of the European Parliament until 2005. Since 1999 he has been an associate lecturer of European Studies at RWTH Aachen (Aachen University of Technology) and also Chairman of the Federal Committee for International Cooperation and Human Rights of the CDU Germany. Armin Laschet is an executive member of the European People's Party (EPP), member of the board of the Christian Democrat International (CDI), and President of the CDU District Association Aachen and a member of the national executive of the CDU in Germany.

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