World

The EU has international weight because of its history and economic influence. We are therefore responsible for taking a clear position and using this authority in global crises.
By travelling to many of the crises regions, I try to understand what the EU can do in a given situation and how it can best use its tools to strengthen human rights and foster peace. To me, it is vital that we in Parliament listen to the many voices from the regions affected - those of activists, of people in refugee camps, of religious groups, of local and national politicians - and take account of what they have to say in our decisions.

“Every international conflict in Europe.”

Here you will find travel reports, analyses and press articles concerning my work in and about the world’s crisis regions.

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Feminist perspectives on the Corona pandemic - my webinar

How has the Covid 19 pandemic affected women worldwide? A question that is rarely asked by the general public. So I spoke with three experts about their experiences:
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Securing supply chains in times of Corona - My interview with euronews

Global supply chains are a core part of our European economy. But in times of a pandemic they can make us vulnerable. On euronews I pointed out that we should consider what equipment, tools and industries should be located in Europe in the future.
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German debate on armed drones - My interview with euractiv

In Germany, a familiar debate is flaring up again: Should the Bundeswehr be allowed to use armed drones? In 2014, the European Parliament passed a resolution calling for human rights to be respected when drones are used. Not much has happened since then!
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The European Parliament is waking up! - The EP in times of Corona

The new corona normality has completely changed our parliamentary work. How exactly? I'll show you in my video!
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Humanitarian aid for Libya: My interview with RND

Last week the EU foreign ministers held a video conference to discuss the catastrophic situation in the civil-war country Libya. Especially in times of the Corona crisis, increased humanitarian aid is needed for Libya and the refugees there.
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Covid-19: What global aspects EU foreign policy must not forget!

The main streets of major European cities are empty, the borders are partially closed and most people are sitting at home to slow down the spread of Covid-19 through "social distancing". But while Europe is looking inwards, the corona virus poses new challenges internationally.
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"The Corona crisis should unite us, not divide us" - Webinar on the impact of the crisis on Iraq

Since last year, people in Iraq have been taking to the streets again: they protest against corruption and sectarianism and demand political reforms. Now the corona virus threatens to further destabilize the country. In my webinar I talked about this with three experts*.
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"Often a fight between David and Goliath?" - Climate change litigation

Climate change is also a human rights issue. At the same time, political measures to protect the climate are often slow to take effect. In order to speed things up and to bring those responsible to justice, many citizens* now take governments or companies that pollute the environment to court.
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My trip to Saudi-Arabia and Oman

On women claiming their spots, the fight for human rights, and how we can save the planet together Saudi-Arabia and Oman: These were the two destinations I visited last week as the chair of the European Parliament’s Delegation for relations
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#FreeLujainNow! Today Saudi women's rights activist Lujain al-Hathloul goes on trial

She has fought for an end to male guardianship and courageously resisted the ban on driving for women: Saudi women's rights activist Lujain al-Hathloul. In March 2018 she was kidnapped in the United Arab Emirates and put in prison in Saudi Arabia, where she was also tortured.
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Beim Women's Breakfast: Hannah Neumann im Austausch mit der US-Kongressabgeordneten Nancy Pelosi

The Munich Security Conference - we need "restlessness" on the issues of climate and feminism!

Every year, the Munich Security Conference (MSC) attracts the world' s leading diplomatic, military and political figures to the state capital. As an MEP I was there for the first time - and as a woman in the minority.
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"Iranians don't put up with everything anymore" - RND-interview

"Iranians no longer put up with everything, and many are willing to take a high risk for it," I explained to the RedaktionsNetzwerk Deutschland (RND) on Friday. After the killing of General Soleimani by the USA initially silenced domestic protests, the tragic shooting down of the plane brought government critics back onto the streets. After the chaotic back and forth, the RND asked me for an assessment of how the situation in Iran is now developing.
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