Federal Minister for Economic Affairs und Energy
Brigitte Zypries is Federal Minister for Economic Affairs und Energy. In addition, she is the Federal Government Coordinator of German Aerospace Policy. From 2013 until 2017 she served as Parliamentary State Secretary at the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy. From 2002 to 2009, Brigitte Zypries was Federal Minister of Justice. Since 2005, she has served as a directly elected member of the German Bundestag for the constituency of Darmstadt, Hesse. Before 2002, she was State Secretary to the Federal Ministry of the Interior in Berlin, after starting her political career at the State Government of Lower Saxony.