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Kurt BODEWIG Federal Minister of State ret.; Chairman, Baltic Sea Forum; Board Member, Institute for European Affairs, Düsseldorf


Management assistant in real estate and housing industry Secondary School of business administration Vocational baccalaureate diploma 1976-1981 Real estate developer for the Stadtsparkasse Düsseldorf and Housing Projects 1981-1986 Chief administrator of the Verwaltungsstelle Zivildienst Niederrhein 1986-1998 Department Head of the Deutschen Gewerkschaftsbund Nordrhein-Westfalen (Federation of German Trade Unions - Northrhine-Westphalian division) 1998-2000 CEO of the Landesversicherungsanstalt Rheinprovinz 1998-2009 Member of the German Bundestag 2000-2002 Secretary for transport, infrastructure and housing 2001-2008 Chairman of the Forum "Sustainability, Energy and Mobility" of the National Committee of the German Social Democrats 2002-2009 Deputy Chairman of the Committee on European Affiars of the German Bundestag since 2006 Maritime Ambassador of the European Union 2003-2009 NATO Parliamentary Assembly, Council of Europe, Baltic Sea Parliamentary Conference, Western European Union and frequent Chairmanship of the German COSAC-Delegation during the Presidency of the European Council