Charlemagne Prize 2023
Who is awarded the Prize?
Charlemagne Youth Prize
Wolfgang Schäuble 2012
Charlemagne Prize Laureate 2012 Wolfgang Schäuble
Born 18 September 1942 in Freiburg.
He studied Law and Economics and completed his doctoral studies in Law as Dr. jur. in 1971.
Dr Schäuble has been a member of the German Bundestag since 1972. From 1981 to 1984 he served as the Parliamentary Secretary of the CDU/CSU Parliamentary Group. He then held the offices of Federal Minister for Special Affairs and Head of the Federal Chancellery before serving as Federal Minister of the Interior from 1989 to 1991.
Since 1989 he has been a member of the CDU Federal Executive Committee. From 1991 to 2000, he headed the CDU/CSU Parliamentary Group in the German Bundestag. From 1998 to 2000 he was also National Chairman of the CDU. Since then, he has been a Member of the CDU Presidium.
From 2002 on, he held the office of Vice-Chairman of the CDU/CSU Parliamentary Group in the German Bundestag for Foreign, Security and European Policy, until he was appointed once more in 2005 as Federal Minister of the Interior.
Since 2009, Dr Schäuble has held the office of Federal Minister of Finance.
Laudation (extract) by Jean-Claude Juncker
Speech (extract) by Wolfgang Schäuble
Photo Wolfgang Schäuble