March 13, 2023

COP 28 is taking place in the United Arab Emirates this year. We need the Gulf states on the team “climate protection” and at the same time, we must clearly address human rights violations. More in my plenary speech.
Das Espoo-Verfahren bildet eine länderübergreifende Anhörung bei Bauprojekten mit potenziell grenzüberschreitenden Auswirkungen. Zum Verfahren im Fall des geplanten Containerhafens in Swinemünde habe ich mich gegenüber der Presse geäußert.
We need a feminist foreign policy in Europe right now. But where do we stand and where are we heading? We discussed this at a conference I organised. The keynote speech was given by Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock.
Kommunalpolitisch Aktive und Interessierte aus mehreren Bundesländern haben mich vom 4.-7. November in Brüssel besucht. Hier erfahrt ihr mehr:
As head of the delegation to the Arabian Peninsula, I travelled to Saudi Arabia. Topics included the regional security situation, the war in Ukraine, the fight against climate change in the run-up to COP 28 and Saudi Arabia's economic and social development, including human rights.
EU Visa are a powerful tool to support Human Rights Defenders at risk who are based outside the European Union. But it is still too difficult for HRDs to obtain them. I initiated a conference in Spain on the issue
On the anniversary of Jina Mahsa Amini's death, we brought insights into the long struggle for freedom in Iran to the stage in Berlin.
The misuse of spy software is widespread. The EU must finally take on a leading role in regulating these digital weapons.
For the past 10 years, the al-Sisi regime has been brutally repressing Egypt’s citizens. Find out about the demands I made in my plenary speech.
Die vorschnelle Genehmigung des Containerhafens ist rechtswidrig und zeigt leider erneut, wie egal der PiS die zu erwartenden Umweltschäden sind. Ich hoffe, dass das Wahlergebnis von gestern eine Chance für einen Neuanfang in der Grenzregion und eine vertrauensvolle Zusammenarbeit ist!
The fish and mussels mass die-off in the summer of 2022 clearly showed that the Oder river needs some rest – and not further building works. Now an expert opinion that I co-commissioned confirms this: The German-Polish agreement of 2015 has clearly been violated.
Since the Taliban took power in Afghanistan, the focus of the media has shifted again. However, we need to take action to protect those resisting their oppression on the ground.