Birgit Schnieber-Jastram

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Birgit Schnieber-Jastram
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Birgit Schnieber-Jastram (2008)
Hamburg State Minister for Social and Family Affairs
In office
Succeeded by Dietrich Wersich
Second Mayor of the Free and Hanseatic city of Hamburg
In office
Preceded by Mario Mettbach
Succeeded by Christa Goetsch
Personal details
Born 4 July 1946
Nationality German
Political party CDU

Birgit Schnieber-Jastram (born July 4, 1946 in Hamburg) is a German politician and representative of the German Christian Democratic Union.

She attended several schools in Hamburg (1953–1966), worked as a woman editor, and is married with 2 children.[1]

Since 1981, Schnieber-Jastram has been a member of the German Christian Democratic Union (CDU). From 1986 to 1994 she was a member of the Hamburg Parliament and a member of the Bundestag from 1994 to 2001, including serving as a parliamentary executive of the CDU faction (2000–2001) and in this position a member of the council of elders. From October 2001 to May 2008, she was State Minister for Social and Family Affairs of Hamburg.[1] She was succeeded by Dietrich Wersich. In her position as Senator, she was Second Mayor of Hamburg, from March 2004—after the election of 2004—until May 2008.[2]

In 2009 Schnieber-Jastram was elected to the European Parliament.[3] After her election, Schnieber-Jastram was criticised, among others, by the newspaper Der Spiegel, for collecting a pension for her job as Hamburg Senator (€5,500) and receiving monthly €7,665 for her election as MEP.[4] The Hamburg Government announced plans to change its law, to prevent double income.[5]


  1. ^ a b "Schnieber-Jastram, Birgit" (in German). CDU faction in the Hamburg Parliament. Retrieved 2009-09-23. 
  2. ^ "Senatorin Schnieber-Jastram zieht sich zurück" (in German). Welt online. Retrieved 2008-10-05. 
  3. ^ "Birgit SCHNIEBER-JASTRAM". European Parliament. Retrieved 2009-09-23. 
  4. ^ "The paper clip, 21 September". (The Economist Newspaper Limited). 2009-09-21. Retrieved 2009-09-23. 
  5. ^ "Ex-Senatoren kassieren nicht doppelt" (in German). Hamburger Abendblatt. 2009-09-22. Retrieved 2009-09-23. 

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