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Merkel: The dark side

STUTTGART, Germany, Sept. 24 (UPI) -- The adulation and euphoria surrounding Angela Merkel's re-election success is getting out of hand. The curse of the third term now lies in wait.
MARTIN WALKER, UPI Editor Emeritus
Merkel-led coalition faces tough road in Sunday's elections in Germany

Merkel-led coalition faces tough road in Sunday's elections in Germany

BERLIN, Sept. 20 (UPI) -- Polls indicate German Chancellor Angela Merkel may have difficulty building a winning coalition as parliamentary elections draw closer.

Woes beneath Merkel's calm

DUSSELDORF, Germany, Sept. 16 (UPI) -- Beneath the apparently smooth path to re-election of Chancellor Angela Merkel, the tectonic plates of German politics are shifting ominously.
MARTIN WALKER, UPI Editor Emeritus
Former German Chancellor Schmidt has 38,000 cigarettes stashed

Former German Chancellor Schmidt has 38,000 cigarettes stashed

BERLIN, July 10 (UPI) -- Former German Chancellor Helmut Schmidt has stashed enough menthol cigarettes to last him a pack a day until he turns 100, a fellow politician said.

Merkel's party loses on state level

BERLIN, Jan. 21 (UPI) -- Germany's ruling coalition suffered a close but potentially crucial defeat at the state level, eight months before national elections are to be held.

Germans vote in regional election

BERLIN, Jan. 20 (UPI) -- Voters in Germany's Lower Saxony state went to the polls Sunday to vote for state premier, eight months before nationwide elections, officials said.
German deficit meets with election pledge

German deficit meets with election pledge

BERLIN, May 14 (UPI) -- German Finance Minister Peer Steinbruck said the government's budget deficit would reach $122 billion in 2010, its largest since the end of World War II.
Germany suggests international bailout

Germany suggests international bailout

BERLIN, Feb. 20 (UPI) -- German Finance Minister Peer Steinbruck warned the European Union may have to rescue individual countries overwhelmed by national debt.

Germany calls Switzerland a tax haven

PARIS, Oct. 22 (UPI) -- Germany has urged the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development to list Switzerland, one of its members, as a tax haven.

Official: Crisis will cost U.S. 'status'

BERLIN, Sept. 25 (UPI) -- The financial crisis will cost the United States its status as a global financial superpower, German Minister of Finance Peer Steinbruck said Thursday.

German banker calls for government help

FRANKFURT, Germany, March 18 (UPI) -- The head of Germany's largest bank has called for an international group to monitor the global financial crisis and asked for government help.

European Commission to review tax laws

BRUSSELS, March 5 (UPI) -- The European Commission said it will accelerate proposals on new tax laws to clamp down on tax evasion, it was reported Wednesday.

German tax probe triggers CEO resignation

BONN, Germany, Feb. 18 (UPI) -- Deutsche Post AG Chief Executive Officer Klaus Zumwinkel resigned Monday, a day after German investigators alleged he had engaged in a tax dodge.

Germany supports Russian, China for G7

ESSEN, Germany, Feb. 10 (UPI) -- Germany is supporting Russia and China's efforts to join the Group of Seven industrialized nations, an official announced in Essen Saturday. German Finance Minister Peer Steinbruck announced his support at a G7 news conference, Deutsche Welle reported.
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Peer Steinbruck
German Finance Minister Peer Steinbruck poses for a photograph at the Treasury Department in Washington on October 19, 2007. (UPI Photo/Alexis C. Glenn)
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Peer Steinbr├╝ck (born January 10, 1947 in Hamburg) is a German SPD politician. He currently serves as Minister of Finance in the cabinet of Angela Merkel.

From 1968 to 1969 he was trained as an officer of the reserve of the Bundeswehr. Afterwards he studied economics in Kiel. In 1969 he joined the SPD. Then he worked in public administration.

In 1993 Steinbr├╝ck became Secretary for Economy and Infrastructure in the State of Schleswig-Holstein until he changed to go on his career in the State of North Rhine-Westphalia, where he became Secretary of Infrastructure in 1998 and Financial Secretary in 2000.

This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License.
It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Peer Steinbruck."
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