Experts & Staff

Norbert Röttgen

ECFR co-chair
Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Bundestag

Biography

Norbert Röttgen is Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Bundestag and has been a Member of the German Parliament since 1994. He served as German Federal Minister for the Environment, Nature Conservation, and Nuclear Safety, as well as Legal Policy Spokesman and later as Chief Parliamentary Secretary of the Christian Democratic Party’s parliamentary group. His 2008 speech on the financial crisis in front of the Bundestag was awarded as “best political speech of the year”. Röttgen holds a PhD in law from Bonn University.

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