November 9, 2012
“Naeher am Menschen” is the motto of Germany’s political party, the CSU, or Christian Socialist Union. This is one of the three coalition partner parties (CDU, CSU, and FDP) that comprise the German federal government. The state government of Bavaria, Germany’s economic locomotive and wealthiest state, is run by the CSU party. Thomas Kreuzer has been a member of the CSU since becoming a City Councilman in his hometown of Kempten, Bavaria in 1984. He is still a City Councilman, but today he is also the State Minister of the Bavarian State Chancellery.