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Deutscher Bundestag
DE - 11011 - Berlin

Working language: English

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In the political groups

  • Member: Socialists, Democrats and Greens Group since 24/01/2022

In the Assembly

  • since 24/01/2022 Representative - Germany

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

  • Full Member: Committee on Political Affairs and Democracy (since 24/01/2022)
  • Full Member: Sub-Committee on the Middle East and the Arab World (since 27/01/2022)
  • Full Member: Sub-Committee on Disability, Multiple and Intersectional Discrimination (since 25/01/2022)
  • Alternate of Ms Katrin STAFFLER (Full Member): Committee on Equality and Non-Discrimination (since 24/01/2022)


Last speeches

13/10/2022 | 15:34:20 Thank you very much, Mr President, Ladies and gentlemen, In 1992, the very first EuroPride took place in London. At a time when homosexual acts were still criminalized in 17 states of this present organisation. At that time, hundreds of thousands of courageous people marched through central London, in 1992. They paved the way. They paved the way for homosexual acts to be legal today in all 46 member states of this organisation. They also paved the way for this organisation to take up the... 12/10/2022 | 11:58:39 Thank you very much, Mister President, Ladies and Gentlemen, I must say that when I listen to the debate here, I have a different understanding of this organisation than many other colleagues have. My generation, of course, inherited this Council of Europe, and I believe that a fundamental insight of this organisation is that the nation state alone cannot simply defend human rights, democracy and freedom on its own, but that it needs an association of states as a guardian, an association of... 21/06/2022 | 10:40:13 Thank you very much, Mister President, Dear Colleagues, Ladies and Gentlemen, The war in Ukraine has not just been going on for four months. It began in 2014 with the annexation of Crimea in violation of international law, and it began in response to everything that this House stands for here. It began as a reaction to the courageous young people, in particular, who fought for their democracy and their freedom on the Euromaidan with the power of song and with the power of peaceful protest... 27/04/2022 | 10:54:56 Dear Mister President, Dear Colleagues, On 15 March of this year, we as the Parliamentary Assembly decided that Russia should be expelled from the Council of Europe. This is not news for us here. Unfortunately, what reached the European public shows how well the propaganda of the Kremlin, the propaganda of Russia, the propaganda of the Putin system works in Europe, because the result that arrived to the public was that Russia left voluntarily. That is wrong. I think it is important that we... 26/04/2022 | 11:06:16 Thank you very much, Mr President, Ladies and gentlemen, We have just heard it from our colleague from France, but it does not only apply to France; it applies to all of us. Democracy in Europe is in danger in many different places. And that is the challenge that we, as the Council of Europe, must now urgently face, also against the backdrop of these past elections, against the backdrop of a strengthening right everywhere in Europe. It is important that we, as Europeans, stand together. But...