Katarina Barley (born 19 November 1968 in Cologne) is a German politician and lawyer who is the current Federal Minister of Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth in the federal Cabinet of Angela Merkel, serving since 2 June 2017. Barley holds both German and British citizenship. On 28 September 2017, she became acting Federal Minister of Labour and Social Affairs.
From March 2017, she served under the leadership of Martin Schulz and managed the launch of the party’s campaign for the national elections. In May 2017, Schulz announced that Barley would succeed Manuela Schwesig as Federal Minister of Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth for the remainder of the legislative term until the elections. She was appointed on 2 June.
Martin Schulz (Politics)
Sozialdemokratische Partei Deutschlands (SPD) ⁕ (Politics)
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