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Dr. Hans-Peter Friedrich

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DR. HANS-PETER FRIEDRICH was appointed Federal Minister of the Interior of Germany in March 2011. In this capacity, he deals with issues of terrorism, law enforcement, interreligious affairs and the promotion of civic education and democracy. A key topic of his portfolio and interest includes the issue of migration and integration in Germany.

Minister Friedrich received degrees in law and economics from the universities of Munich, Augsburg and Hagen. He spent a year working in the economics section of the German Embassy in Washington, D.C. before becoming legislative assistant to the Christian Democratic Union/Christian Social Union (CDU/CSU) parliamentary group in the German Parliament. He was also a desk officer for the Working Group on Economics, Transport and Agriculture of the CSU parliamentarians in the Bundestag. Minister Friedrich has been a member of the German parliament since 1998. He was chairman of the group of CSU parliamentarians (the CDU's sister party) in the German Bundestag.