Georg Milbradt

Georg Hermann Milbradt ( born February 23, 1945 in Eslohe ( Sauerland) ) is a German politician ( CDU) and economist. He was from April 2002 to May 2008 Minister President of the Free State of Saxony.

Milbradt was succeeding Kurt Biedenkopf the second Prime Minister of the Free State of Saxony. He was confirmed in September 2004, despite considerable vocal losses in the state elections in Saxony in office and formed a coalition with the SPD. On 14 April 2008 Georg Milbradt announced his resignation as Prime Minister and Regional Chairman of the CDU. On 27 May 2008, he resigned as Prime Minister. On 28 May 2008 the former Minister of Finance of Saxony Stanislaw Tillich, which his successor as Chairman of the CDU - Saxons was when his successor was elected Prime Minister.

Georg Milbradt is married to Angelika Meeth - Milbradt ( professor at the University of Applied Sciences Dresden ), Catholic and has two sons.


Origin, study and science

His family is from Poznan ( or Wongrowitz ), but moved to Dortmund, where he in 1964 at Humboldt High School passed his Abitur. From 1964 to 1968 he studied as a scholar of the Foundation of the German nation economy, law and mathematics at the Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität in Münster, which he left with a degree as an economist.

From 1970 to 1980 he was a research associate and assistant to Herbert Timm and later Heinz Grossekettler at the Institute of Public Finance at the University of Münster. In 1973 he was management with the dissertation objectives and strategies of the dept. A contribution to the theory of optimal debt structure of the state, including the Central Bank Dr. rer. pol. doctorate ( "summa cum laude "). 1980 and his habilitation with the labor problems of indexing economically important variables and the acquisition of Venia Legendi economy. From 1980 to 1983 he took the chair of Finance and Economics at the Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz. At the same time, he held a lectureship at the University of Osnabrück. In 1985 he was appointed associate professor in the Faculty of Economics of the Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster.

Since December 2009 Milbradt as adjunct professor of economics, in particular fiscal policy, working at the Faculty of Economics at the Technical University of Dresden.

He was one of 136 German economics professors, including Roland Vaubel, Hans -Werner Sinn, Juergen B. Donges, Manfred JM Neumann and Bernd Lucke, shortly before the parliamentary elections in September 2013 in a call to the European Central Bank ( ECB) unlawful monetary state financing accused.

Policy in Münster and Saxony

Milbradt is a member of the CDU since 1973. From 1975 to 1983 he was member of the Council in Munster. From 1983 to 1990 he was the Chief Financial Affairs of the City of Münster. From 1990 to 2001 he was the Saxon State Minister of Finance. Because of those initiated by him succession debate, he was released by the then Prime Minister of Saxony Kurt Biedenkopf from the Cabinet. Since 1991 he is a member of the Saxon Parliament, Regional Executive of the Saxon and CDU since 1994. Most recently, he was directly elected representative of the constituency 53 ( Kamenz I). In 1999 he was deputy chairman of the CDU National Association Sachsen and 2001 Chairman. On 18 April 2002 he was elected against the express wishes of his predecessor Biedenkopf prime minister of Saxony. Initially, the head of a CDU - party government, he led since the parliamentary elections of 19 September 2004, a government consisting of the CDU and SPD. On 10 November 2004, he was - but only in the second round - confirmed in office.

Milbradt was controversial during his tenure as prime minister. , Driven mainly by his remarks to the Dresden Bridge dispute in particular his assessment that the loss of the World Heritage title for the first 2004 registered in the UNESCO World Heritage List Dresden Elbe Valley " manageable " is (Source: Chemnitz Neue Presse on March 16, 2007). On 14 April 2008 Milbradt announced his resignation from all offices for the end of May. He therefore drew the consequences from his involvement in the Sachsen LB affair. In the affair, he was not only criticized for his role as finance minister, but also because he had taken in 1996 and 1999, private loans from the Sachsen LB to complete. His resignation handed a Milbradt on 27 May 2008; on May 28, Finance Minister Tillich was elected third minister of the Free State of Saxony. In the regional elections of 2009 Milbradt did not occur again, and consequently resigned in September 2009 from the Diet from.

Social offices

Georg Milbradt is CEO of Kramer Foundation of HHL and patron of the initiative Students Help life. He is also patron of the award SAXONY ASSE and member of the Board of Trustees of the Peter Escher Foundation for children with cancer.


Writings (selection )

  • Objectives and strategies of debt management. A contribution to the theory of optimal debt structure of the state, including the Federal Reserve ( = writings on public administration and economics, Volume 4 ). Nomos, Baden -Baden, 1975, ISBN 3-7890-0115-5.
  • Discussion and Analysis of public debt in the Federal Republic of Germany ( = Contributions to Economic and Social Policy, Volume 81). German Institute -Verlag, Cologne 1980, ISBN 3-602-24781-3.
  • Problems of indexing of economically valuable sizes. An examination of the economic effects of indexation clauses in the labor market, the capital market and in the public sector ( = writings on public administration and economics, Volume 43 ). Nomos, Baden -Baden 1982, ISBN 3-7890-0737-4.
  • With Bernd Thode: Saxon composite solution. Restructuring of the savings banks, Landesbank Sachsen Girozentrale and the Saxon Development Bank. Knapp, Frankfurt am Main 2001, ISBN 3-8314-0709-6.
  • Thomas Rietzschel: power of visions. Kiepenheuer, Leipzig 2003, ISBN 3-378-01065-7.
  • Ed. with Ingolf Deubel: Regulatory contributions to the financial and economic policy. Festschrift for Heinz Grossekettler on his 65th birthday ( = studies on finance, money and capital, volume 14 ). Duncker & Humblot, Berlin 2004, ISBN 3-428-11370-5.
  • Ed. with Johannes Meier: The demographic challenge. Make Saxony future. Bertelsmann Foundation, Gütersloh 2004, ISBN 3-89204-793-6.