Tilman Kuban

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Tilman Kuban, 2019

Tilman Kuban (* 26. May 1987 in Langenhagen ) is a German politician of the CDU . He has been federal chairman of the Junge Union since March 2019 and is therefore also a member of the CDU federal executive committee .


After his Abitur at the Gymnasium Bad Nenndorf in 2006 studied Kuban 2007-2013 at the University of Osnabrueck law . He completed his legal clerkship from 2014 to 2016 in the district of the Higher Regional Court of Celle . Since 2016 he has been Head of Law and Sustainability for the Lower Saxony employers' associations. He has also been on the supervisory board of Stadtwerke Barsinghausen GmbH since 2016.

Kuban lives in Barsinghausen near Hanover .

Political career

Kuban has been a council member for the CDU in Barsinghausen since 2007. From 2014 to 2019 he was the Lower Saxony state chairman of the Junge Union. At the Junge Union's regular “Germany Day” in October 2018, the delegates unanimously nominated him as the youth organization's top candidate for the 2019 European elections . Thereupon he was elected in December by the CDU Lower Saxony to the fourth place in the state list for the European elections. However, he missed the entry into the European Parliament .

On March 16, 2019, Kuban prevailed in the election of the new federal chairman of the CDU / CSU youth organization with 62.7 percent of the votes against his opponent Stefan Gruhner and thus succeeded the new CDU General Secretary Paul Ziemiak .

In May 2020 he announced that he would run for the CDU as successor to Maria Flachsbarth in the Hanover-Land II constituency in the 2021 federal election .

Positions and controversies

Kuban at the CDU party conference on November 23, 2019 in Leipzig

In 2015, Kuban signed a letter from Union politicians demanding that refugees also be turned away at the German border.

Kuban called for a much tougher crackdown on domestic and refugee policy. In Germany, anyone who does not want to abide by the law is not welcome - “after all, Sharia law does not apply here ”. He also criticized the current state of the Bundeswehr. In the same speech, referring to intersex people, he said that he was against school toilets for the "3rd-312nd sex".

In an interview with the newspaper Die Welt , Kuban criticized the “ Gleichschaltung ” that he believed was prevalent in his CDU party. The following day he apologized for his choice of words.

In April 2019, Kuban spoke out clearly against upload filters and demanded that the grand coalition reject the European Union's copyright reform in the final vote in the Council of the European Union .

In April 2020, Kuban spoke out in the newspaper Die Welt for a mobile app for contact tracking that should be automatically installed on smartphones as long as the user does not object.

In terms of party politics, he tends to be counted among the conservative wing of his party.

Web links

Commons : Tilman Kuban  - Collection of Images

Individual evidence

  1. Invitation to the State Representative Assembly, December 1, 2018, PDF file, p. 7 , cdu-niedersachsen.de
  2. Gruhner fails in his election as JU boss. In: mdr.de . March 16, 2019, accessed March 16, 2019 .
  3. ^ A b CV of Tilman Kuban. In: Junge Union Niedersachsen. Retrieved March 16, 2019 .
  4. ^ Junge Union elects Tilman Kuban from Barsinghausen as new chairman , Hannoversche Allgemeine , March 16, 2019.
  5. Tilman Kuban is the European top candidate of the Junge Union Deutschlands , ju-niedersachsen.de, October 6, 2018
  6. EU election: McAllister is again the CDU top candidate , ndr.de, December 1, 2018
  7. Tilman Kuban: JU boss missed entry into the European Parliament , Schaumburger Nachrichten , May 27, 2019.
  8. ^ Tilman Kuban new chairman of the Junge Union Deutschlands. Junge Union , March 16, 2019, accessed March 16, 2019 .
  9. Tilman Kuban announces candidacy for a Bundestag mandate. Retrieved May 22, 2020 .
  10. Tilman Kuban: New Junge Union boss and man of rough sayings , last seen on April 5, 2019.
  11. a b How Tilman Kuban made it to the top of the Junge Union , last seen on April 5, 2019.
  12. Robin Alexander: Tilman Kuban: Junge Union speaks of "Gleichschaltung" in the CDU . March 22, 2019 ( welt.de [accessed April 5, 2019]).
  13. https://www.handelsblatt.com/politik/deutschland/politik-neuer-ju-chef-kuban-kritisiert-gleichschalt-in-cdu-entschuldigung- Follow-sogleich/ 24136938.html
  14. Why the federal government has to stop the upload filter Tilman Kuban in a guest post on vice.com on April 10, 2019
  15. JU boss demands automatic installation of the Corona app on all cell phones.Retrieved on April 12, 2020