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Nationality  German
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Education  Ruhr University Bochum
Profession  Economist
Role  German Politician
Name  Ralf Brauksiepe
Political party  CDU
Website  www.ralf-brauksiepe.de

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Born  14 March 1967 (age 48) Hattingen, Northrhine-Westphalia (1967-03-14)
Party  Christian Democratic Union of Germany

Alma mater  Ruhr University Bochum

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Ralf Brauksiepe (born 14 March 1967 in Hattingen) is a German politician and member of the conservative CDU. Since the 1998 election he has been a member of the Bundestag.

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Early life and education

Studying on a scholarship by the Konrad Adenauer Foundation, Brauksiepe earned a Diplom (1990) and a Doctorate (1995) in economics from the Ruhr University Bochum. Between 1996 and 1998 he was a research assistant in Bochum.

Political career

Brauksiepe joined the CDU in 1983.

Between 2002 and 2005, Brauksiepe was the CDU/CSU parliamentary group’s senior representative on the Committee on Economic Cooperation and Development and the Deputy Chairman of the Parliamentary Advisory Council on Sustainable Development. He also served as Deputy Chairman of the Parliamentary Friendship Group for Relations with the States of East Africa between 1998 and 2013.

Parliamentary State Secretary in the Federal Ministry for Labor and Social Affairs, 2009–2013

In the negotiations to form a coalition government of the Christian Democrats (CDU together with the Bavarian CSU) and the Free Democratic Party (FDP) following the 2009 federal elections, Brauksiepe was part of the CDU/CSU delegation in the working group on labour and social affairs, led by Ronald Pofalla and Dirk Niebel. From October 2009 to December 2013, he then served as Parliamentary State Secretary in the Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs under Ursula von der Leyen.

Parliamentary State Secretary in the Federal Ministry of Defense, 2013–present

Following the 2013 federal elections, Brauksiepe was part of the CDU/CSU team in the negotiations with the SPD on a coalition agreement. Since December 2013, he has been serving as Parliamentary State Secretary in the Federal Ministry of Defence, succeeding Christian Schmidt.

In this capacity, he focuses on the areas covered by the directorates for policy, defense planning, forces policy, and strategy and operations, as well as those covered by the budget directorate. One of his most important tasks is representing the ministry before the Bundestag budget committee.

In addition, Brauksiepe serves as Deputy Chairman of the Parliamentary Friendship Group for Relations with the Maghreb States (Algeria, Libya, Morocco, Mauretania, Tunisia).

Other activities

  • action medeor, Member of the Advisory Board (2002-2006)
  • Atlantic Association of Young Political Leaders (AAYPL), President (2007-2009)
  • Center for International Peace Operations (ZIF), ex-officio Member of the Supervisory Board (since 2014)
  • FC Schalke 04, Member of the UEFA Cup 2010 Final Bid Committee
  • German Atlantic Association, Member of the Board
  • German Foundation for Peace Research, ex-officio Member of the Board (since 2014)
  • German-Jordanian Society, Member of the Advisory Board (since 2006)
  • Institute of Development Research and Development Policy (IEE) at the Ruhr University Bochum, Member of the Board of Trustees (since 2008)
  • Otto Benecke Foundation, Member of the Board of Trustees (since 2012)
  • Controversy

    In June 2016, Turkey caused a diplomatic incident by blocking Brauksiepe's visit to Incirlik Air Base, in a sign of tense relations between the two NATO allies at the time.

    References

    Ralf Brauksiepe Wikipedia


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