Joachim Herrmann (CSU)
|Minister of the Interior of Bavaria|
Assumed office |
30 October 2007
Günther Beckstein |
Ilse Aigner (Acting)
|Preceded by||Günther Beckstein|
|Leader of the Christian Social Union in the Landtag of Bavaria|
6 October 2003 – 17 October 2007
|Preceded by||Alois Glück|
|Succeeded by||Georg Schmid|
|Deputy General Secretary of the Christian Social Union|
11 April 1997 – 6 October 1998
|Preceded by||Erwin Huber (1988)|
|Succeeded by||Dorothee Bär (2009)|
|Member of the Landtag of Bavaria |
Assumed office |
25 September 1994
|Preceded by||Wilhelm Vorndran|
21 September 1956|
Munich, Bavaria, West Germany
Joachim Herrmann (born 21 September 1956) is a German politician. He is a member of the CSU party. Herrmann is a MP in the Landtag, the parliament of Bavaria since 1994. Since 16 October 2007 he has been Minister of the Interior of the state of Bavaria.
Herrmann served as Secretary of State in the Bavarian Labour Ministry from 1998 to 1999 and faction leader of the CSU in the Landtag of Bavaria from 2003 to 2007. In October 2008 he was a candidate within the CSU party for the Minister-President of Bavaria but he withdrew candidacy in favor of Horst Seehofer.
Since 2007, Herrmann has been serving as Bavarian State Minister of the Interior. As one of Bavaria’s representatives at the Bundesrat, Hermann is a member of the Committee on Internal Affairs, the Committee on Transport as well as the Committee on Urban Development, Housing and Regional Planning.
In the negotiations to form a coalition government of the Christian Democrats and the Free Democratic Party (FDP) following the 2009 federal elections, Herrmann was part of the CDU/CSU delegation in the working group on internal and legal affairs, led by Wolfgang Schäuble and Sabine Leutheusser-Schnarrenberger; and of the working group on transport and building policies, led by Hans-Peter Friedrich and Patrick Döring. In the negotiations to form a Grand Coalition of the Christian Democrats and the Social Democrats (SPD) following the 2013 federal elections, he was again part of the CDU/CSU delegation in the working group on internal and legal affairs, this time led by Hans-Peter Friedrich and Thomas Oppermann.
During his time in office, Herrmann witnessed numerous incidents of violence in Bavaria, including a train attack in Würzburg on 18 July 2016, a mass shooting that killed nine people in Munich on 22 July 2016 and a suicide bombing in Ansbach on 24 July 2016.
After the 2017 constitutional referendum that handed new powers to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, he called for the European Union to end discussions with Turkey about EU membership and argued failing to issue consequences after the referendum vote would hurt Europe.
Other activities (selection)
- Federal Network Agency for Electricity, Gas, Telecommunications, Post and Railway (BNetzA), Substitute Member of the Rail Infrastructure Advisory Council
- Nuremberg Airport, Ex-Officio Member of the Supervisory Board
- BayernLB, Member of the Supervisory Board (2010-2013)
- German Forum for Crime Prevention (DFK), Ex-Officio Member of the Board of Trustees
- University of Erlangen-Nuremberg (FAU), Member of the Board of Trustees
- Hanns Seidel Foundation, Member of the Board
- Stiftung Lebendige Stadt, Member of the Board of Trustees
Herrmann was born in Munich. He is married and has three children.
- Bayerisches Ministerpräsidentenamt: Goppel und Herrmann machen Weg frei für Seehofer, Der Spiegel, in German
- Wahl der bayerischen Delegierten zur 12. Bundesversammlung Landtag of Bavaria, press release of 17 March 2004.
- Andrea Shalal (April 22, 2017), German conservatives urge end to EU-Turkey talks after pro-Erdogan vote Reuters.
- Members of the Rail Infrastructure Advisory Council Federal Network Agency for Electricity, Gas, Telecommunications, Post and Railway (BNetzA).
- 2010 Annual Report BayernLB.
- 2013 Annual Report BayernLB.
- Board of Trustees German Forum for Crime Prevention (DFK).