Friedbert Pflueger

Professor King's College

Professor King's College

Executive Director of the European Centre for Energy and Resource Security (EUCERS) Former State Secretary at the Federal Ministry of Defence, Member of the Berlin House of Representatives and Member of the National Executive Committee of the CDU. Studies of political science, public and constitutional law and economics in Göttingen, Bonn and Harvard. Master of Arts degree in 1980. Ph.D. degree (Dr. phil.) in 1982. 1977 to 1978 federal chairman of the Association of Christian Democrat Students (RCDS).1976 to 1978 deputy chairman of the European Democrat Students (EDS).1977 to 1985 member of the federal executive committee of the Junge Union (youth section of the CDU/CSU).1981 to 1984 assistant to the Governing Mayor of Berlin, lastly in charge of his personal office.1984 to 1989 spokesman of the Federal President of Germany, Richard von Weizsäcker.1989 to 1991 manager of the Matuschka Group, Berlin (investment banking). 1990-2006 Member of the Bundestag (Defence Committee and Committee On Foreign Affairs).1994 to 1998 disarmament policy spokesman of the CDU/CSU parliamentary group in the Bundestag.1998 to 2002 Chairman of the Bundestag Committee on the Affairs of the European Union. 2002 to 2005 Foreign Policy Spokesman of the CDU/CSU Parliamentary Group and foreign policy advisor to Angela Merkel, at the time leader of the opposition, e.g. accompanying her to hold political talks in the United States, the United Kingdom, France, Poland and Kosovo. 1999 to 2006 chairman of the Federal Committee on Foreign and Security Policy of the CDU. November 2005 to October 2006 Parliamentary State Secretary at the Federal Ministry of Defence (Deputy Minister of Defence). October 2006 to September 2008 Chairman of the CDU Parliamentary Group in the Berlin House of Representatives. Since April 2000 Member of the National Executive Committee of the CDU, latest reelection in December 2008. (Germany) Member of the Federal Government’s German-Indian Consultative Group,the German-British Society (Steering Committee Königswinter Conference),Board of Trustees of The Aspen-Institute Berlin and Chairman of the German-Polish Society, Bonn (1991 to 1998) National decorations of Poland, Bulgaria and Lithuania in honour of the strong political support for NATO and EU enlargement.“Commander of the Legion of Honor” of France.



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