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Robert Habeck

Robert Habeck is Green Party politician who became economy and energy minister, and vice-chancellor in an SPD-led coalition governing Germany since 2021.

Born 1969 in Lübeck, Habeck studied philosophy, German language and literature, and philology before earning a doctorate in 2000. He joined the environmentalist Green Party in 2002. The father of four was a writer of childrens' books living in Flensburg near the border with Denmark. He served as environment minister in the state of Schleswig-Holstein from 2012 to 2018. During that time, he built a reputation as an easygoing, pragmatic politician who worked with the center-left SPD and later the center-right CDU, and had an ear for staunch conservatives in the farming community. In 2018, Habeck became Green Party co-leader alongside Annalena Baerbock — a post he held until he became a federal minister. This page is an automatic compilation of DW content referring to Robert Habeck.