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Norbert Barthle

Norbert Barthle

Parliamentary State Secretary, BMZ, Germany
  • Born in 1952, married with two children, Roman Catholic
  • Degree in German, Sports Science and Philosophy, Tübingen University

Professional and political career:

  • 9 years as a teacher of German and Physical Education at a general education high school
  • 2 years as Senior Policy Officer for public relations, then 6 years as Press Secretary at the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports of Baden-Württemberg
  • directly elected Member of the German Bundestag representing the constituency of Backnang/Schäbisch Gmünd since 1998; member of the budget committee of the German Bundestag since 2002;
  • CDU/CSU Parliamentary Group spokesperson for budgetary policy since 2009; vice-chair of the CDU group of the federal state Baden-Württemberg
  • Parliamentary State Secretary to the Federal Minister for Transport and Digital Infrastructure (February 2015-March 2018)

Voluntary offices:

  • President of the German Association of Ski Instructors
  • President of the International Federation of Snowsport Instructors (IFSI)

Hobbies and interests: Family and friends, skiing, running, tennis

Personal motto: Carpe diem!