Head of the Federal Chancellery and Federal Minister for Special Tasks, Germany
Peter Altmaier


Peter Altmaier MP is Head of the German Federal Chancellery and was previously Federal Minister for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety; Chief Whip of the Christian Democrat Union/Christian Social Union parliamentary group; and parliamentary State Secretary in the Ministry of the Interior (2005–09). He was CDU/CSU delegate to the European conventions on the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights and the Constitutional Treaty (1999–2003). He joined the European Commission in 1990, and served as Secretary-General for the Administrative Commission on Social Security for Migrant Workers (1993–94).