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Franziska Brantner

Member of the German Bundestag for Alliance 90/The Greens

Biography

Franziska Brantner is Spokesperson for European Policy and Parliamentary Secretary of Alliance 90/The Greens’ parliamentary group. She is a Member of the Committee on the Affairs of the European Union and Deputy Member of the Committee on Foreign Affairs. Previously, Brantner was the Spokeswoman on Child and Family Policy for Alliance 90/The Greens and a Member of the European Parliament. Prior to that, she worked for the Bertelsmann Foundation consulting on EU foreign policy issues. Brantner holds a PhD from the University of Mannheim.

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European strategic sovereignty means the capacity to preserve and foster human rights, liberal democracy, multilateralism, and a social and green market economy in an interdependent and complex world

Europe must end its silence on Syria

ECFR Council members call for European states to provide emergency airlift services in Aleppo and implement additional sanctions on Russia for its complicity in war crimes

The Libyan context of the migration crisis

Merely attacking smugglers’ boats will not help; instead, the EU must address the civil war that lies behind the traffickers’ actions

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Implementing the Lisbon Treaty is the bureaucratic equivalent of putting together an IKEA flat-pack table. First step: read the instructions.

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We need diplomats to liaise with cities and regions

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