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Wolfgang Schmidt

Wolfgang Schmidt is the current State Secretary of the German Ministry of Finance. From 2014 until 2015 he was Chair of the Conference of the Länder Ministers for European Affairs and a Member of the European Committee of the Regions from 2015 until 2018. Wolfgang Schmidt previously served as director of the International Labour Organisation (ILO) in Germany and as chief of staff to the German Federal Minister for Labour and Social Affairs and head of the Labour Ministry’s policy and planning unit. He is a lawyer by training.