Armin Laschet

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Armin Laschet

Armin Laschet (born 18 February 1961) is a German politician.

Early life and education[edit]

Laschet was born in Aachen-Burtscheid. He attended the 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.

Political career[edit]

From 1999 until 2005 Laschet 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.

As Former German minister for integration he signed the Soros' open letter calling for more Europe in the single currency turmoil.[1]

From 2005 until 2010 Laschet 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).

In the negotiations to form a Grand Coalition of the Christian Democrats (CDU together with the Bavarian CSU) and the Social Democrats (SPD) following the 2013 federal elections, Laschet was part of the CDU/CSU delegation in the working group on energy policy, led by Peter Altmaier and Hannelore Kraft.

Personal life[edit]

Laschet has three children, Julius, Eva and Johannes Laschet, and is married with Susanne Laschet.


  1. ^ George Soros and 95 others (12 October 2011). "As concerned Europeans we urge Eurozone leaders to unite". Financial Times. Retrieved 17 June 2012. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Armin Laschet at Wikimedia Commons