Biographical note: Bernd Krauskopf

Bernd KrauskopfBernd Krauskopf is General Counsel of the Deutsche Bundesbank since 2000, deputy chairman of its steering committee for European affairs and member of the Legal Committee of the European System of Central Banks. In these functions, he also advises the president as member of the Governing Council of the ECB. He has contributed in various positions to monetary union between the former two German states in 1990 and was involved in the preparation of the European Monetary Union on behalf of the Bundesbank and the German government in various functions on a national and European level since 1993.
He earned his law degree from Justus-Liebig-Universität, Gießen in 1979 after studies of law, economics and politics and has published various articles in particular on monetary and central bank law.