Joachim Wuermeling (born on 19 July 1960 in Münster) is since 19 December 2005, Secretary of State for the European Union in the German Federal Ministry for Economics and Technology.
From 1999 to 2005, he was a Member of the European Parliament for Bavaria with the Christian Social Union in Bavaria, part of the European People's Party and sits on the European Parliament's Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection.
During his time in the Parliament, he was a substitute for the Committee on Constitutional Affairs, a member of the Delegation to the EU-Bulgaria Joint Parliamentary Committee and a substitute for the Delegation for relations with the Gulf States, including Yemen.
- 1985: First state law examination
- 1987: Doctor of law
- 1989: Second state law examination
- 1990: Master of comparative, European and international law at the European University Institute in Florence
- since 1996: Lecturer of the University of Duisburg
- since 2000: Lawyer
- since 1996: Member of the Upper Franconia CSU District Executive
- since 1997: Member of the CSU European affairs committee
- since 1998: Member of the CSU Party Committee
- since 1999: Member of the CSU Policy and Drafting Commissions
- since 2000: District Chairman of the Upper Franconia CSU Lawyers
- 1989-1993: European affairs officer, Bavaria Office, Bonn
- 1993-1999: Section head, European affairs division, Bavarian State Chancellery, Munich
- 1999-2005: Member of the European Parliament
- 1999-2001: Vice-Chairman of the Delegation to Estonia
- 2002-2004: EPP Deputy coordinator, Committee on Constitutional Affairs
- 2002-2003: Substitute Member of the European Parliament Delegation to the European Convention
- 1993-1995: Staff Member of the Commissioner Schmidhuber's private office, Brussels
See also: European Parliament election, 2004 (Germany)