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Article Dr Gün­ter Krings

Parliamentary State Secretary at the Federal Ministry of the Interior.

From 1989 to 1994 he studied law and history at the University of Cologne and passed his first State Examination in Law in 1994; from 1994 to 1995 he studied US and international law at Temple University in Philadelphia as a Fulbright scholar and received a Master of Laws; in 1997 he passed his second State Examination in Law.

From 1997 to 2002 he worked as a research assistant at the Institute for Public Law at the University of Cologne and was a lecturer at the Cologne School of Journalism; in 2002 he received his doctoral degree (on the basis and limitations of constitutional claims to protection); from 1998 to 2013 he worked as a lawyer in Mönchengladbach (profession currently not exercised), in 2004 he became a lecturer and has held an honorary professorship at Cologne University since 2010.

Since 2009 he has been chairmain of the Bundesarbeitskreis Christlich-Demokratische Juristen (BACDJ, Federal Working Group of Christian Democratic Lawyers). Since 2008 he has been chairman of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Gesetzgebung (German Lawmaking Society).

Since 1998 he has been deputy chairman of the CDU section Niederrhein. Since 2010 he has been chairman of the CDU of the district of Mönchengladbach; since 2011 he has been chairmain of the Small and Medium Enterprises and Business Organization of the CDU North Rhine-Westphalia.

He has been a Member of the German Bundestag since 2002.

From 2002 to 2005 he served as chairman of the group of young Members within the CDU/CSU parliamentary group in the Bundestag; from 2006 to 2009 he was chairman of the Parliamentary Advisory Council on Sustainable Development; deputy member of the First German Commission on Federal Reform, member of the Second German Commission on Federal Reform; from 2008 to 2009 he was legal officer of the CDU/CSU parliamentary group and from 2009 to 2013 deputy chairman of the CDU/CSU parliamentary group.

Since December 2013 he has been Parliamentary State Secretary at the Federal Ministry of the Interior.

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