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Encyclopedia > Jürgen Rüttgers

Jürgen Rüttgers (born June 26, 1951 in Cologne) is a German Politician (CDU) and Prime Minister of North Rhine-Westphalia. June 26 is the 177th day of the year (178th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 188 days remaining. ... 1951 was a common year starting on Monday; see its calendar. ... Cologne skyline at night. ... This article needs cleanup. ... With eighteen million inhabitants inhabiting 34,080 km² in western-northwestern Germany, North Rhine-Westphalia (German Nordrhein-Westfalen) is largest in population though only fourth in area among Germanys sixteen federal states, and contains about 22% of Germanys GDP. The capital is Düsseldorf. ...

In the state parliament (Landtag) election 2005, Jürgen Rüttgers was the opposition Christian Democratic Union's front-runner for the second time. The former minister for education, science, research and technology in Chancellor Helmut Kohl's Cabinet in 1994 to 1998 has headed the CDU in the state since 1999 and has been its leader in state parliament since the last election. Rüttgers has also been one of the CDU's deputy party chairmen since 2000. Dr. Helmut Kohl (full name Helmut Josef Michael Kohl) (born April 3, 1930) is a German conservative politician and statesman. ...

After CDU and FDP won a majority of seats in the election on May 22, 2005, they formed a coalition to take over government from the former SPD and Green party coalition led by Peer Steinbrück. Rüttgers was elected Prime Minister (Ministerpräsident) on June 22. He will appoint his cabinet in the following days. Categories: Politics stubs | Liberal related stubs | German political parties | Liberal parties ... The Social Democratic Party of Germany (SPD – Sozialdemokratische Partei Deutschlands) is the second oldest political party of Germany still in existence and also one of the oldest and largest in the world, celebrating its 140th anniversary in 2003. ... Party symbol of Bündnis 90/Die Grünen Bündnis 90/Die Grünen (literally: Alliance 90/The Greens), the German Green Party, is a political party in Germany whose regional predecessors were founded in the late 1970s as part of the new social movements. ... Peer Steinbrück (born 10 January 1947 in Hamburg) is a German politician. ...

Jürgen Rüttgers is in collaboration with Luigi Berlinguer (Italy), Claude Allegre (France) und Baroness Tessa Blackstone (UK) one of the heads of the "Sorbonne declaration", the joint declaration on harmonisation of the architecture of the European higher education system, in May 25 1998. That was the Intro to the "Bologna process". Tessa Ann Vosper Blackstone, Baroness Blackstone, PC, is a politician in the United Kingdom. ... The purpose of the Bologna process is to create the European higher education area by harmonising academic degree standards and quality assurance standards throughout Europe. ... The purpose of the Bologna process is to create the European higher education area by harmonising academic degree standards and quality assurance standards throughout Europe. ...

Dr. Rüttgers holds degrees in Law and History from the University of Cologne and a Dr. Jur. (Ph.D.) in law (1979). University of Cologne After the introduction of tuition fees for long-time students, the University of Cologne (German Universität zu Köln) is still the largest university in Germany with approximately 49,000 students; second-largest is Munich University, followed by the University of Münster. ...

External Links

  • Homepage of Jürgen Rüttgers (http://www.juergen-ruettgers.de/)



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