The ACG and the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung will host a discussion and reception with Julia Klöckner, Member of the German Bundestag, Spokeswoman on Economic Policy for the CDU/CSU Parliamentary Group, and Former Federal Minister.
Julia Klöckner has been a member of the German Parliament (Bundestag) since 2021, representing the constituency of Kreuznach. She serves as the Spokeswoman on Economic Policy for the CDU/CSU parliamentary group and as a Deputy Member of the Committee on Culture and the Media. She previously served as the Federal Minister of Food and Agriculture under the government of Chancellor Angela Merkel from 2018 to 2021.
After training as a journalist, Ms. Klöckner’s was among other things an Editor at the Meininger Verlag publishing house, and later Editor-in-Chief of Sommelier magazine, which she co-founded. During this time, she also remained active in local politics. She made her first foray into national politics in 2002, when she first entered the Bundestag. In 2011, she went to serve in the state parliament of Rhineland-Palatinate and as Chairwoman of its CDU parliamentary group from 2011 to 2018. Throughout her career, Ms. Klöckner has held several senior leadership roles within the CDU, including as federal treasurer since 2022 and deputy federal chairwomen from 2012 to 2022.