Karl-Heinz Narjes

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Born30 January 1924
Soltau, Germany
Died26 January 2015 (Age 90)
Bonn, Germany
Member ofLe Cercle

Karl-Heinz Narjes was a German politician. He was from 1969 to 1973 Minister of Economy and Transport of the State Schleswig-Holstein and from 1981-1988 he was a European Commissioner. He was married and fathered two children.


In 1941 he passed his Abitur at the Gymnasium Carolinum in Neustrelitz and joined the German Navy. He was onboard the submarine U-91 in World war II and was captured on February 26, 1944 in the central North Atlantic by UK friagtes. After release from captivity Narjes graduated in law at the University of Hamburg, and completed a PhD in 1952, His thesis was entitled "customs or economic unions as legal forms of foreign economic policy".


In 1953 he passed his second state exam after the community service of clerkship. He then worked as a assessor in Oberfinanzdirektion Bremen. In 1955 he appeared as attaché in the service of German Foreign Office. In 1956 he was vice consul at the Consulate General in Basel. In 1958 he became a Legationsrat to the European Economic Community. He 1963 chef de cabinet of the President of the EEC Commission, Walter Hallstein, and in 1968 General of Press and Information of the Commission of the European Community (EC).


Since 1967 Narjes was a member of the CDU. From 1971 until its mandate resignation on 29 January 1973 Narjes belonged to the parliament of Schleswig-Holstein. From 1972 until January 9, 1981 Narjes was Member of the German Bundestag. Here he was from 1972 to 1976 Chairman of the Economic Committee there.

On 10 November 1969 he was appointed as Minister of Economy and Transport in of Prime Minister Helmut Lemke appointed led state government of Schleswig-Holstein. In this capacity, he also belonged to the 1971 of Gerhard Stoltenberg led Cabinet. Because of his election to the German Bundestag in the Federal Parliament election 1972 he resigned on 29 January 1973, the Office.

From 1981 to 1984 was Narjes EC Commissioner for Internal Market, customs union, industrial innovation, the environment, consumer issues and nuclear safety and 1984-1988 Vice President of the EC Commission for industrial policy, research and innovation.

Narjes was the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany and 1989 awarded the Grand Cross of Merit with Star and Sash and 1993 with the Bavarian Europe Medal.

Deep politics

He attended Le Cercle.


Events Participated in

Le Cercle/1982 (Wildbad Kreuth)11 June 198213 June 1982Wildbad Kreuth, West Germany
Le Cercle/1983 (Bonn)30 June 19833 July 1983Germany
Le Cercle/1984 (Bonn)5 July 19847 July 1984Germany
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