Bahr, Egon

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German journalist and politician (SPD)
Together with Willy Brandt, creator of the Ostpolitik, his closest adviser and associate in foreign-policy issues

  • 1922 born
  • 1960-1966 Director of the Press and Information Office of the state of Berlin
  • 1966-1969 Special envoy and director of the planning staff in the Foreign Office
  • 1969-1972 State secretary in the Office of the Federal Chancellor
  • 1972-1990 Member of the Bundestag
  • 1972-1974 Federal Minister for Special Tasks
  • 1974-1976 Federal Minister for Economic Co-Operation
  • 1976-1981 Federal executive secretary of the SPD
  • 1980-1982 Member of the Independent Commission for International Security and Disarmament Issues (“Palme Commission”)
  • 2015 died
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Governing Mayor and Candidate for Chancellor 1957-1966

Foreign Minister and Federal Chancellor in Bonn 1967-1974

International statesman without government office 1975-1982

Dedicated European and German Patriot 1983-1992




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