Status: 06.09.2021 11:52 p.m.
Concern about the economics minister: Peter Altmaier had an evening appointment in a Berlin hotel and was then transported to a hospital. He is receiving medical treatment there, as reported by several media.
Federal Minister of Economics Peter Altmaier was brought to a Berlin hospital with an emergency doctor on Monday evening, according to information from the German Press Agency. He is currently under medical treatment, as reported by the dpa. Altmaier had attended a dinner of the Bundestag Economic Committee in a Berlin hotel. First the “Bild” newspaper reported that Altmaier had been brought to the Berlin Charité in an ambulance.
At first nothing was known about Altmaier’s exact state of health. The 63-year-old has been Federal Minister for Economic Affairs and Energy since March 2018. He is a close confidante of Chancellor Angela Merkel (CDU) and was previously head of the Federal Chancellery and Federal Environment Minister. In October 2020, the Minister of Economic Affairs fell from a stage. He had a broken nose and a laceration on his head.
Altmaier has completed numerous appointments in the election campaign in the past few days and weeks. He will run again in the constituency of Saarlouis in Saarland. Altmaier has been a member of the German Bundestag since 1994.