German Economy and Energy Minister Peter Altmaier felt ill at a meeting of the relevant committee in the Bundestag, he was taken by ambulance to the Berlin clinic “Charite”, the Bild newspaper reports.
According to the participants of the meeting, Altmaier said before the meeting that he was not feeling very well. In addition, during the meeting, Altmaier did not choose his words well and had difficulties with speech. Nothing is known about the cause of his ailment yet.
The German Minister of Economy and Energy in the cabinet of Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel is 63 years old, Peter Altmaier is a member of the Christian Democratic Union, which is part of the ruling bloc of Germany. Altmaier has been the head of the German Ministry of Economy since 2018.
Earlier, 84-year-old former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi was hospitalized again.