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|Deputy Minister-President of Lower-Saxony|
State Minister for Economic Affairs
|Assumed office |
22 November 2017
|Preceded by||Olaf Lies|
|Born||3 December 1966|
Oldenburg, Lower Saxony, West Germany
|Political party||Christian Democratic Union (CDU)|
Bernd Althusmann (German pronunciation: [ˈb��ʁnt ˈalthʊsman]; born 3 December 1966 in Oldenburg) is a German politician of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU). Since November 2017, he has been serving as Deputy Minister-President and State Minister for Economic Affairs in the government of Minister-President Stephan Weil.
In July 2011 it was reported that Althusmann had taken over texts or literal texts in several places in his dissertation. The University of Potsdam has not confirmed the plagiarism allegations, despite deficiencies.
On the national level, Althusmann served as a CDU delegate to the Federal Convention for the purpose of electing the President of Germany in 2010, 2012 and 2017. In the negotiations to form a coalition government under the leadership of Chancellor Angela Merkel following the 2017 federal elections, he co-chaired the working group on urban development; his counterparts were Kurt Gribl and Natascha Kohnen.
- Federal Network Agency for Electricity, Gas, Telecommunications, Post and Railway (BNetzA), Alternate Member of the Advisory Board
- Volkswagen, Ex-Officio Member of the Supervisory Board (since 2017)
- Deutsche Messe AG, Ex-Officio Chairman of the Supervisory Board (since 2017)
- JadeWeserPort, Ex-Officio Chairman of the Supervisory Board (since 2017)
- Niedersachsen Ports GmbH & Co. KG (NPorts), Ex-Officio Chairman of the Supervisory Board (since 2017)
During his election campaign, Althusmann publicly favored someone from outside the auto industry to succeed VW chief executive Matthias Müller and wanted to cede one of the state’s two board seats to a non-political expert. But when his party lost the 2017 state elections to the SPD, he claimed the economy minister’s right to join VW’s supervisory board alongside Minister-President Weil.
- Spiewak, Martin (2011-07-07). "Bernd Althusmann: Trübe Quellen". Die Zeit (in German). ISSN 0044-2070. Retrieved 2019-07-30.
- "Plagiatsaffäre - Alle Fälle von A-Z | Business And Science" (in German). Retrieved 2019-07-30.
- "CDU in Niedersachsen » Bernd Althusmann führt CDU in Niedersachsen als Spitzenkandidat zur Landtagswahl". cdu-niedersachsen.de. 2016-11-28.
- Ordentliche Mitglieder der 14. Bundesversammlung Bundestag.
- Ordentliche Mitglieder der 15. Bundesversammlung Bundestag.
- Advisory Board Federal Network Agency for Electricity, Gas, Telecommunications, Post and Railway (BNetzA).
- Supervisory Board Deutsche Messe AG.
- Andreas Cremer (August 8, 2017), German state conservatives take tougher line on VW oversight Reuters.
- Connor Murphy and Joshua Posaner (August 8, 2017), German parties call for tougher VW oversight after Lower Saxony scandal Politico Europe.
- Andreas Cremer (November 22, 2017), Lower Saxony's new government says will keep Volkswagen stake Reuters.
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