Hans-Peter Bartels

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Hans-Peter Bartels
Hans-Peter Bartels 2013.jpg
Member of the Bundestag for Kiel
Assumed office
Preceded by Norbert Gansel
Succeeded by Karin Thissen
Personal details
Born (1961-05-07) 7 May 1961 (age 54)
Düsseldorf, West Germany
Nationality German
Political party SPD
Spouse(s) Susanne Gaschke
Alma mater University of Kiel
Website hans-peter-bartels.de

Hans-Peter Bartels (born 7 May 1961 in Düsseldorf) is a German politician of the SPD who served as member of the Bundestag for Kiel. In 2015, he succeeded Hellmut Königshaus as Parliamentary Commissioner for the Armed Forces.

Political career[edit]

During his tenure as Member of the German Bundestag, Bartels was a member of the Defence Committee. He currently serves as advisory member of the Commission for Fundamental Values of the Executive Committee of the SPD, a body led by Gesine Schwan.[1]

Political positions[edit]

Relations with the African continent[edit]

Bartels has in the past voted in favor of German participation in United Nations peacekeeping missions as well as in United Nations-mandated European Union peacekeeping missions on the African continent, such as in Somalia – both Operation Atalanta (2010, 2011, 2013 and 2014) and EUTM Somalia (2015) –, Darfur/Sudan (2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014), South Sudan (2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014), Mali – both EUTM Mali (2014 and 2015) and MINUSMA (2013 and 2014) –, and the Central African Republic (2014). In 2013, he abstained from the votes on extending the mandate for participation in EUTM Somalia and EUTM Mali, and he voted against the participation in Operation Atalanta in 2012.

Other activities[edit]

  • Berliner Republik, Co-Editor
  • German Maritime Academy (DMA), Member of the Advisory Board
  • German Seaman’s Mission (DSM), Member


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