Wolfgang Schäuble is Federal Minister
of Finance, Germany. He has been a member of the German Bundestag since
1972 and served as the Parliamentary Secretary of the CDU/CSU Parliamentary
Group, as well as Deputy Head of the CDU/CSU Parliamentary Group in the
German Bundestag for Foreign, Security and European Policy. Mr. Schäuble
has also been Federal Minister for Special Tasks and Head of the Federal
Chancellery, before serving as Federal Minister of the Interior; and Mr.
Schäuble has been a member of the CDU National Executive Committee and
has headed the CDU/CSU Parliamentary Group in the German Bundestag and
has been its National Chairman.