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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„Beim Schreiben umgehe ich verbotene Wörter“ – Mein InstaLive mit Nurcan Baysal

Die kurdische Journalistin Nurcan Baysal wurde für ihre Berichte über Menschenrechtsverletzungen verhaftet. In meinem InstaLive habe ich mit ihr über die Pressefreiheit und Corona-Maßnahmen in der Türkei gesprochen.
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The EU must speak with one voice in the Middle East - Interview with the Böll Foundation

Gemeinsam mit Lina Khatib vom Londoner „Chatham House“ und Bente Scheller von der Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung in Berlin habe ich über die Rolle der EU im Mittleren und Nahen Osten diskutiert.
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War in Syria: Humanitarian aid alone is not enough - My OpEd on euobserver

Today the fourth Syria donor conference is taking place. So far the EU has been on the sidelines in the Syrian war. For the euobserver I have written down why and how it has to change its approach.
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Welt OpEd

Because Europe is fighting, violence continues to reign in Libya - My guest article in the WELT

Libya is demoralised - and the EU is just watching. The refugee crisis continues and the Corona pandemic is exacerbating the dramatic situation. The German government had tried to fill the gaps. And is now facing the shattered remains of its initiative.
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"Death of democracy by a thousand cuts" - My InstaLive with Maria Ressa

Maria Ressa, the editor-in-chief of the online portal "Rappler", is to spend 6 months behind bars for "defamation on the net". I spoke to her on Instagram about press freedom and the state of the demorcracy in the Philippines.
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Why the EU needs a human rights sanctions mechanism - My guest article in the Frankfurter Rundschau

Two years after the murder of the columnist of the "Washington Post", Jamal Khashoggi, a sanction mechanism for human rights violators* is under discussion in the EU. This mechanism must be a top priority for the German Federal Government, which takes over the EU Council Presidency on 1 July.
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Der blinde Fleck der EU-Visapolitik

Weltweit setzen sich mutige Menschen für Menschenrechte ein und riskieren dabei oftmals ihre Freiheit, sogar ihr Leben. Menschenrechtsverteidiger*innen sollten deshalb geschützt werden und einfacher in der EU Zuflucht finden können.
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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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