|Member of the Bundestag|
2009 – 2017
|Born||18 November 1952|
West Berlin, West Germany
Karl-Georg Wellmann (born 18 November 1952 in Berlin) is a German politician of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU). From 2001 to 2005 he was member of the Abgeordnetenhaus, the state parliament of Berlin. Between 2005 and 2017, he was an MP of the German Bundestag.
After high school diploma Wellmann studied business administration and law at the Technical University and the Free University of Berlin. In 1978 he completed the first, and, after being a referendary, in 1980 the second state examination in Berlin. He then worked as a lawyer. From 1981 to 1985 he was personal advisor of Senator Hanna-Renate Laurien, State Minister for Science and Research, in the government of Governing Mayor of West Berlin Richard von Weizsäcker. He later worked for the State Ministry for Health and Social Affairs. Since 1985 he has been a lawyer again, since 1997 a notary.
In 2001 Wellmann was elected MP of the State Parliament of Berlin.
From 2005 on, Wellmann was a member of the German Bundestag; he won the seat for Steglitz-Zehlendorf directly and was re-elected there in 2009 and 2013.
In parliament, Wellmann was member of the Committee on Foreign Affairs from 2009. In addition to his committee assignment, he served as chairman of the German-Ukrainian Parliamentary Friendship Group. He was also a member of the German-Russian Parliamentary Friendship Group and the German-Belarus Parliamentary Friendship Group. A member of the German delegation to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), he also served on the Sub-Committee on relations with the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD).
Wellmann also was an OSCE election monitor in the Ukraine. In May 2015, Russia refused his entry at Moscow airport until the year of 2019, though he had been officially invited by the Foreign Committee of the Russian Federation Council. This was strongly criticized by the German government.
In June 2017, Wellmann voted against his parliamentary group’s majority and in favor of Germany’s introduction of same-sex marriage.