Robert Habeck

German politician

Robert Habeck (born 2 September 1969 in Lübeck) is a German writer and politician. Habeck has been the Vice-Chancellor of Germany and Federal Minister for Economic Affairs and Climate Action since December 2021. He is a member of the Alliance '90/The Greens and was their co-leader from 2018 until 2022.

Robert Habeck

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Habeck in 2021
Vice-Chancellor of Germany
Assumed office
8 December 2021
ChancellorOlaf Scholz
Preceded byOlaf Scholz
Minister for Economic Affairs and Climate Action
Assumed office
8 December 2021
ChancellorOlaf Scholz
Preceded byPeter Altmaier (Economic Affairs and Energy)
Leader of Alliance 90/The Greens
In office
27 January 2018 – 29 January 2022
Serving with Annalena Baerbock
Deputy
Preceded byCem Özdemir
Succeeded byOmid Nouripour
Deputy Minister-President of Schleswig-Holstein
In office
12 June 2012 – 6 February 2018
Minister-PresidentTorsten Albig
Daniel Günther
Preceded byHeiner Garg
Succeeded byMonika Heinold
Minister for Energy Transition, Agriculture, the Environment, Nature and Digitization of Schleswig-Holstein
In office
12 June 2012 – 31 August 2018
Minister-PresidentTorsten Albig
Daniel Günther
Preceded byJuliane Rumpf
Succeeded byJan Philipp Albrecht
Leader of Alliance 90/The Greens in the Landtag of Schleswig-Holstein
In office
27 October 2009 – 12 June 2012
Preceded byKarl-Martin Hentschel
Succeeded byEka von Kalben
Parliamentary constituencies
Member of the German Bundestag
for Flensburg – Schleswig
Assumed office
26 October 2021
Preceded byPetra Nicolaisen
Member of the Bundesrat
for Schleswig-Holstein
In office
12 June 2012 – 6 February 2018
Preceded byHeiner Garg
Succeeded byMonika Heinold
Member of the Landtag of Schleswig-Holstein
In office
27 October 2009 – 12 June 2012
Preceded byMulti-member district
Succeeded byDetlef Matthiessen
ConstituencyAlliance 90/The Greens List
Personal details
Born (1969-09-02) 2 September 1969 (age 53)
Lübeck, West Germany
Political partyAlliance 90/The Greens
Spouse(s)
  • Andrea Paluch (m. 1996)
Children4
ResidenceFlensburg
Alma materRoskilde University
University of Hamburg (Dr. phil.)
Occupation
  • Politician
  • writer
ProfessionPhilosopher
Website

Habeck has been Deputy Prime Minister and State Minister for Energy, Agriculture, Environment and Rural Areas in the Albig Cabinet since 2012 and in the Cabinet Günther since 2017.[1]

Under his leadership, the Green Party became the third largest group in the Landtag after the 2017 state elections.[2]

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