Martin Bangemann

German politician

Martin Bangemann (born 15 November 1934) is a former German politician. He was leader of the FDP (1985–1988).

Martin Bangemann
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Bangemann in 1979
Federal Minister of Economics
West Germany
In office
27 June 1984 – 1989
Preceded byOtto Graf Lambsdorff
Succeeded byHelmut Haussmann
Chairman of the FDP
In office
Preceded byHans-Dietrich Genscher
Succeeded byOtto Graf Lambsdorff
Personal details
Born (1934-11-15) 15 November 1934 (age 87)
Wanzleben, Saxony (nowadays)
Political partyFDP
Alma materUniversity of Tübingen
University of Munich

Bangemann was the German Federal Minister of Economics from 1984 to 1988.[1]

In 1988, Bangemann joined the European Commission. He was Commissioner for the internal market and industrial affairs in the Delors Commission from 1989 to 1995.[2][3] He was then Commissioner for Industrial affairs, Information & Telecommunications Technologies in the Santer Commission from 1995 to 1999.

Bangeman studied Law in Tübingen and Munich, earned a Dr. jur. (equivalent to J.S.D.) in 1962, and qualified as an attorney in 1964.


  1. "MEP Profile:Martin Bangemann". European Parliament. Retrieved 25 September 2010.[permanent dead link]
  2. Europe and the global information society: Recommendations to the European Council. Version hosted on I*M Europe, by Directorate-General XIII of the European Commission.
  3. "Report on Europe and the Global Information Society: Recommendations of the High-level Group on the Information Society to the Corfu European Council. Bulletin of the European Union, Supplement No. 2/94." University of Pittsburgh - Archive of European Integration (AEI).

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