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Die EU hat durch ihre Geschichte und ihren wirtschaftlichen Einfluss internationales Gewicht. Deswegen stehen wir in der Verantwortung, eindeutig Position zu beziehen und bei globalen Krisen dieses Gewicht auch einzusetzen.

Wie unser Handlungsspielraum aussieht und wie wir ihn besser nutzen können, das versuche ich im Dialog vor Ort zu erkunden. Denn die Welt ist kompliziert, insbesondere in Krisenregionen. Und es ist entscheidend, dass wir die vielen Stimmen – die der Aktivist*innen, die der Menschen in Flüchtlingslagern, die verschiedener religiöser Gruppen, die lokaler und nationaler Politiker*innen – ins Parlament tragen und bei unseren Entscheidungen berücksichtigen.

“Every international conflict affects us in Europe.”

Here you will find travel reports, analyses and press articles concerning my work in and about the world’s crisis regions.

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Meine Reise nach Afghanistan, der Pegasus-Skandal und der geplante Containerhafen in Świnoujście

Wir dürfen die Frauen und Mädchen in Afghanistan nicht aus den Augen verlieren! Als erste europäische Abgeordnete bin ich nach der Machtübernahme der Taliban ins Land gereist. Über diese und andere Themen lest ihr in meinem Monthly:
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Pegasus: We demand an immediate clarification of the scandal

The Pegasus scandal has reached the European Union. I had expected an outcry because of these incidents, but nothing happened. Should we simply sit back and watch while our democracy is being attacked? My speech on the subject:
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The container terminal in Swinemünde and Schwesig's policy on Nord Stream 2 - My interview with "Katapult" magazine

Attempts at intimidation of Polish opponents of the port project, the EU's options to create transparency and the shortfalls of the politics of Manuela Schwesig, the Minister-President of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania: These were some of the topics of my interview with "Katapult" magazine.
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#CatalanGate, the misuse of "Pegasus" and other spyware: committee of enquiry starts its work

Five MEPs were targeted by the spyware "Pegasus", either personally or through spyware attacks on family, friends or their professional contacts. I am a member of the Parliament's committee of enquiry on the subject.
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My trip to Afghanistan

A crackdown on women’s rights, violence, a climate of fear and a humanitarian crisis: Afghanistan is in a sorry state after the Taliban took over. I met with activists, journalists, women’s rights defenders – and also with Taliban representatives.
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The Mosul Traditional Music Festival: A city comes to life

I travelled to Iraq at the end of March 2022. After music had been virtually eradicated from the city for a long time, the Mosul Traditional Music Festival was now taking place. Learn more about my trip in this interview:
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My trip to Greece

Afghan women and MPs want to establish a parliament in exile in Greece: reason enough for me to pay them a visit. The topic of arms exports and the new traffic light coalition in Germany also played a major role in my trip.
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Important milestone: Germany participates in the transboundary environmental assessment of the port project in Świnoujście

In an open letter, together with two of my colleagues, I reminded on the deadline and the (environmentally) politically explosive nature of the port project in Swinoujscie. You can read more about it here!
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Mein Besuch in der Golfregion, der neue #SHEcurity-Index – und unser Entwurf für eine europäische Waffenexportkontrolle

Mehr zum neuen #SHEcurity Index 2021, zu unserem Entwurf für eine Verordnung zur Waffenexportkontrolle auf EU-Ebene und meiner Reise durch die Golfregion findet ihr in meinem "Monthly"!
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My visit to the Gulf region (Qatar – United Arab Emirates – Iraq)

Despite Corona, I was able to visit the Gulf region again. Read more about my visit to Qatar, the United Arab Emirates and Iraq in this article!
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A European Arms Export Control: My Draft Regulation

Together with Alviina Alamestä, I presented a draft on arms exports for the Greens/EFA Group in the European Parliament. You can find more information in this article!
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Afghanistan: Wake-up call for a stronger EU?

Nowhere in European policy wishes and reality are so far apart as in foreign and security policy. This has been proven most recently in Afghanistan – my demands:
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