Helge Braun


Helge Braun

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Helge Braun is a German medical doctor and politician of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU). He is serving Head of the Chancellery and Federal Minister of Special Affairs since March 2018. As Parliamentary Secretary of State for Bureaucracy Reduction and Federal-State Relations since 2013, he was one of the officials co-ordinating Germany’s response to the European migrant crisis in 2015. He has been member of the German Parliament from 2002 to 2005, and from 2009 onwards. Braun has served on the Committee on Education and Research, the Committee on Environment, Nuclear Safety and Nature Conservation and on the Parliamentary Advisory Board for Sustainable Development. He was Parliamentary Secretary of State for Education and Research from 2009 – 2013.

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