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Katarina Barley
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Member of the Bundestag
Assumed office
Personal details
Born (1968-11-19) 19 November 1968 (age 53)
Cologne, West Germany
(now Germany)
Nationality Germany
Political partySPD
Alma materUniversity of Marburg

Katarina Barley (born 19 November 1968) in Cologne) is a German lawyer, politician and member of German Bundestag. Her British last name comes from her father.

Education and early careerEdit

Barley has a doctoral degree in law from the University of Marburg. After she graduated, she worked as a lawyer, before being elected to Parliament in 2013.[1]

Political careerEdit

In her parliamentary work, Barley represents Trier for Germany's Social Democratic Party.

She serves on the Committee on the Election of Judges. It is responsible for appointing judges to the Federal Constitutional Court of Germany. In addition, she is a member of the German-British Parliamentary Friendship Group, due to her British ancestry.

In 2015 Barley was suggested to succeed Yasmin Fahimi in the role of general secretary of the SPD, one of the party's leading positions.[2] Afterwards she was elected to this position in December 2015.[3]


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