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Deutscher Bundestag
DE - 11011 - Berlin


Working language: English

Declarations of interests:
2020 , 2019 , 2018


In the political groups

  • Member: European Conservatives Group and Democratic Alliance since 18/12/2019
  • Member: Members not belonging to a Political Group from 22/01/2018 to 17/12/2019

In the Assembly

  • since 22/01/2018 Representative-Germany

In the committee(s) and sub-committee(s)

  • Member: Committee on the Honouring of Obligations and Commitments by Member States of the Council of Europe (Monitoring Committee) (since 27/01/2020)
  • Full Member: Committee on Legal Affairs and Human Rights (since 22/01/2018)
  • Full Member: Sub-Committee on Artificial Intelligence and Human Rights (since 21/01/2019)
  • Full Member: Sub-Committee on Culture, Diversity and Heritage (since 25/01/2018)
  • Full Member: Sub-Committee on Crime Problems and the Fight against Terrorism (from 25/01/2018 to 21/01/2019)
  • Alternate of Mr Konstantin KUHLE (Full Member): Committee on Culture, Science, Education and Media (since 22/01/2018)
  • Alternate of Mr Axel SCHÄFER (Full Member): Sub-Committee on Education, Youth and Sport (since 25/01/2018)
  • Alternate of Ms Gyde JENSEN (Full Member): Sub-Committee on Human Rights (since 25/01/2018)


Last speeches

02/10/2019 | 19:13:21 Thank you very much for this report. It's a topic that affects me personally. I have a woman in my constituency, who comes from Eichwalde, who in 2016 went to the Christmas market at the Gedächtniskirche in Berlin and did not return. All that was given to the relatives, was a bit of help, a mourning card and otherwise they were told that it was bad luck. That is unacceptable. We should work together here, and that is why it is a very, very good start to strengthening the very rights of these... 26/06/2019 | 19:25:19 Madam President, dear relatives of Daphne Caruana Galizia, dear colleagues, dear rapporteur. I would, (oh she's there? Shall I see? OK. OK, very nice) I would like to express my thanks and ultimate utter respect to you for compiling this very comprehensive report because this is also a courageous task to do this. You've filed together a lot of single elements that really give a very complete picture of what is going on in Malta and what we have to worry about. We've had, in this plenary, the... 25/06/2019 | 18:47:38 Thank you very much, Madam President, Thank you very much, rapporteurs, Thank you very much, ladies and gentlemen, Yes, thank you very much, Mrs GURMAI, for the very important report on the Istanbul Convention. You put your finger in the wound and many speakers have already said that today. I would, however, like to conclude by criticising Mrs KOVAC's report, entitled Towards an ambitious agenda for equality. But if we implement this content, which you outline here, then it is a step towards... 11/04/2019 | 11:15:26 This is a comprehensive report that proposes all kinds of changes all over the place and I welcome many of them. I commend the changes on the rapporteurship, for example: we have a lot of people doing many reports and others who struggle to have their voices heard. However, other aspects of the report are perhaps not to be welcomed. Paragraph 2.1 would make our support for this report impossible, for example, hence my heartfelt plea to you, distinguished members, to reject the report in its... 09/04/2019 | 17:28:15 I thank the rapporteur for this detailed, concise, and important report. We absolutely must insist on our position in human rights and the rule of law – we must talk about it and define it. What we see in the project of the European Union is that the European Parliament wants to redefine some terms; it wants to give definitions. We must always keep the political context in mind when we talk about the European Union. There is always talk about the big enemies – we read about them very nicely...