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Roger Köppel

Roger Köppel

Swiss journalist
Roger Köppel
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Intro Swiss journalist
Is Media Executive Journalist Politician Business executive Businessperson
From Switzerland Germany
Type Business Film, TV, Stage & Radio Journalism Politics
Gender male
Birth 21 March 1965, Zürich, Switzerland
Age: 55 years
Star sign AriesAries
Politics Swiss People's Party
Education
University of Zurich
Roger Köppel
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Biography

Roger Jürg Koppel (born in Zürich on 21 March 1965) is a Swiss politician, journalist, entrepreneur and publicist. He is currently a member of the Swiss People's Party (SVP). He also holds the position of Publisher and Editor-in-chief at the right-wing Swiss weekly magazine Die Weltwoche, a position that he has held since 2006. In the past he served as editor-in-chief of Die Welt from 2004 until 2006. Köppel joined the Swiss People's Party (SVP) in 2015 and contested the Swiss federal elections. He was elected as a member of the National Council and thereafter selected for the Foreign Affairs Committee.

Early life and education

Köppel was born on 21 March 1965. His mother was a secretary, while his father worked as a mason and a builder, and came to own a renovation company called Köppel AG. Both of Köppel's parents died during his teen years and he, along with his younger brother, who was ten at the time, and his girlfriend, moved in with his grandparents. His early education was in a grammar school. He later graduated from Kantonsschule Zürcher Unterland. He then studied in the University of Zurich's Department of Political Philosophy and Economic History. He completed his Licentiate in 1995. His thesis on Carl Schmitt, Autorität und Mythos: Carl Schmitt und die Wiederverzauberung staatlicher Gewalt (1916–1938) ("Authority and Myth: Carl Schmitt and the Re-enchantment of State Power") was written in collaboration with the Swiss philosopher Georg Köhler.

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https://www.parlament.ch/de/biografie?CouncillorId=4166
https://www.nzz.ch/zuerich/zuerich-nationalrat-svp-koeppel-1.18491162
//www.worldcat.org/issn/0376-6829
https://www.handelszeitung.ch/politik/roger-koeppel-deklassiert-drei-svp-nationalraete-890050
http://www.weltwoche.ch/ueber-uns/impressum-disclaimer.html
http://www.rts.ch/info/regions/autres-cantons/6574485-le-journaliste-zurichois-roger-koppel-candidat-udc-au-conseil-national.html
http://www.bernerzeitung.ch/schweiz/standard/Bern-verschenkt-die-Kernwerte-der-Schweiz/story/16018839
//www.worldcat.org/issn/1424-1021
http://medienwoche.ch/2015/02/28/die-gegenposition-zum-mainstream-ist-immer-richtig/
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