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Armin Laschet (born 18 February 1961) is a German politician.
Laschet was born in Aachen-Burtscheid. He has three children, Julius, Eva and Johannes Laschet, and is married with Susanne Laschet. He attended Pius-Gymnasium in Aachen and studied law at the universities of Bonn and Munich. In Munich he became a member of K.D.St.V. Aenania München, a catholic student fraternity that is member of the Cartellverband. From 1999 until 2005 he was a Member of the European Parliament for North Rhine-Westphalia. He is a member of the conservative Christian Democratic Union, part of the European People's Party.
2005 - 2010 he served as Minister (Minister für Generationen, Familie, Frauen und Integration, nicknamed „Generationenminister“) under Jürgen Rüttgers in North Rhine-Westphalia.
He currently serves as state MP in the Landtag of North Rhine-Westphalia, he heads his party's parliamentary group there and also chairs CDU's state chapter (Landesverband).
- http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/7d85abd2-f353-11e0-b11b-00144feab49a.html#axzz1bmUcohQo "As concerned Europeans we urge Eurozone leaders to unite", retrieved on 1 February 2012.
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