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Manfred Weber’s Team
Manfred Weber’s committed team is concerned with organisational and content-related issues. Besides his office in Brussels, Manfred Weber has an office in his hometown of Wildenberg. The office in Strasbourg is staffed solely during the Plenary sessions.
Head of the Lower Bavaria Office and Personal Assistant
Josef Schachtner manages the Constituency Office in Wildenberg (district of Kelheim). This is where all Brussels and Strasburg office activities - and the regional CSU Association - converge. He processes diverse citizen requests, prepares constituency events and also accompanies Manfred Weber on his appointments throughout Lower Bavaria. Prior to his work in the Deputy Office, Josef Schachtner worked as trainee and editor for the Straubinger Tagblatt/Landshuter Zeitung.
In the Brussels office, Michael Opitz is in charge of Foreign and Trade policy, questions on European policy as well as political planning. Previously, he worked in the German Federal Foreign Office as Deputy Head of the Unit for Relations with the European Parliament; in the State Chancellery of North Rhine-Westphalia as an Assistant in the Division on Europe; and as an Assistant in the Representation of the region Nord-Pas-de-Calais in Brussels. His academic degrees were awarded from the Strasbourg Sciences Po (Master’s degree in Political science); the University of Administrative Sciences in Speyer (Master’s degree in Administrative Science); and from the University of Liverpool (European Masters of Public Administration).
Benjamin Bögel works in the Brussels office. He tracks, for Manfred Weber, the latest legislative developments in the European Parliament. Furthermore, he supports the work in Bavaria by preparing and following-up events. Benjamin Bögel studied Economics and Social Sciences at the University of Passau and the Sciences Po Grenoble. He received a Master’s degree in European Economics at the College of Europe, Bruges.