Experts & Staff

Norbert Röttgen

Co-chair of ECFR’s Council
Member of the Bundestag


Norbert Röttgen has been a member of the German parliament since 1994 and chaired the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Bundestag from 2014 to 2021. Previously, he served as German federal minister for the environment, nature conservation, and nuclear safety, as well as spokesperson for legal policy and parliamentary secretary of the Christian Democratic Party’s parliamentary group. He is vice-chair of the board of directors of the transatlantic association Atlantik-Brücke and a member of the Advisory Council at the German Council on Foreign Relations.

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