It is time for Paris and Berlin to join together to strengthen Europe internally, securing its place in a world of renewed competition
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.
Europe needs to ensure freedom of navigation in the Strait of Hormuz independently of the US – and avoid escalating conflict
It is time to move past institutional integration and develop practical European security capabilities
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
Europe’s evolution, which is vital for our survival, can only be continued by overcoming the obstacle which the Greek crisis represents