Privacy Policy

1. An overview of data protection General The following gives a simple overview of what happens to your personal information when you visit our website. Personal information is any data with which you could be personally identified. Detailed information on … Weiterlesen

Climate Diplomacy

Climate diplomacy, as a new topic area in foreign policy urgently needs to be further developed and embedded into international foreign policy processes. In doing so, on one hand the diplomatic services need to be institutionally strengthened – at the … Weiterlesen

Security and Defense Policy

With the impending Brexit and the election of Donald Trump as US President, the ommon European security and defense policy gained momentum. In the middle of my parliamentary mandate of 2014-2019, I became spokesperson for defense policies for the European … Weiterlesen

Sustainable Development Goals

I am passionat about the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDG). As a member of the European Parliament’s Committee on Development from 2014 until 2019 I participated in the annual UN High Level Political Forum on the implementation of the SDGs. … Weiterlesen

Party Work

2008- Joined the SPD on Reformation Day 2011-present : Chair, committee on Christians, Saxony-Anhalt SPD 2011-2014: Chair, local SPD association, Lutherstadt Wittenberg 2012-present: Chair, Wittenberg district SPD association, 2012-present: Regional party conference delegate 2014-present: Spokesman, committee on culture, Saxony-Anhalt SPD


In addition to my work for the European Parliament, I am also a committed volunteer in the following clubs, associations, and institutions: Member of Tönissteiner Kreis (TK) – International Relations, Economics, and Politics Member of the Atlantic Bridge – non-partisan … Weiterlesen


Article in IPS-Journal – December 2019: “The scramble for the Arctic” With climate change, geopolitical interests now compete in the Arctic for raw materials, trade routes and military bases. Read article on (english) Read article on (german) Read … Weiterlesen

Press Releases

press release – 20th of September 2018: “Defence MEPs support Ukraine’s struggle to protect the country and its people” A delegation of the Security and Defence Subcommittee of the European Parliament, led by its chair Anna Fotyga (ECR, PL), visited … Weiterlesen

Press Review

Article from Debating Europe (23rd of April 18): “Is fear of refugees stronger in small towns than in big cities? Next, we put the same question to Arne Lietz, a German social democratic Member of the European Parliament (MEP) from Saxony-Anhalt, who … Weiterlesen

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