It is time for Paris and Berlin to join together to strengthen Europe internally, securing its place in a world of renewed competition
Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Bundestag
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.
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