Franz Froschmaier

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Person.png Franz Froschmaier  Rdf-entity.pngRdf-icon.png
(lawyer, politician)
Born29 July 1930
Died8 January 2013 (Age 82)
Brussels, Belgium
Alma materUniversity of Munich, University of Cologne
German lawyer/politician

Dr Franz Froschmaier


After graduating from high school, Froschmaier completed a law degree at the University of Munich, which he completed in 1952 with the first and in 1956 with the second state examination in law.


Froschmaier worked as a lawyer in Munich. In 1958 he received his doctorate as Dr. jur. at the University of Cologne. In the same year he joined the European Economic Community as a civil servant. From 1966 to 1967 he was Deputy Head of the Information Office of the European Communities in Washington, D.C. From 1967 he was an adviser in the cabinet of Hans von der Groeben. From 1970 to 1973 he was deputy head of the cabinet and from 1973 to 1981 he was head of the cabinet of the Vice-President of the European Commission, Wilhelm Haferkamp. From 1981 to 1987, Froschmaier was Director-General of the European Commission for Information, Communication and Culture.

From 1995 to 2004, Froschmaier headed the Hanseatic Office, the joint office representing the interests of the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg and the state of Schleswig-Holstein in Brussels.

On 31 May 1988, Froschmaier was appointed Minister of Economics, Technology and Transport to the state government of Schleswig-Holstein, headed by Prime Minister Björn Engholm. After the 1992 state election, Froschmaier resigned from the government on 5 May 1992.


Event Participated in

Bilderberg/197017 April 197019 April 1970Switzerland
Hotel Quellenhof
Bad Ragaz
the 19th Bilderberg meeting, in Switzerland.