In the face of global crises, a concerted and coordinated EU foreign policy is needed.
Our democracies must defend themselves against the threats of international terrorism and organized crime.
The EU must stand up for its values with an effective and impactful defense policy.
Free trade, secure trade routes and competition enable prosperity and stability.
Many of Europe’s security challenges today, such as extremist terrorism and mass migration, radiate from the African continent. Simply sending troops and hoping for an improvement in the situation is not enough. Working with local partners to build state-building structures, political capacity and military clout are the first steps. On this basis, the private sector can be supported in developing the regional economy. This not only combats poverty – the driving force behind the current problems – but also opens up new markets for the EU. Finally, the resulting relationships and partnerships help protect human dignity, religious freedom and democracy.
I was born in 1966 and graduated from the Jesuit College in St. Blasien. Following my basic military service, I successfully completed a master’s degree in Eastern and Medieval History at the universities of Tübingen, Heidelberg and Munich. In the years that followed, I worked in the press and public relations and sales support departments of several corporate groups. To acquire another additional qualification, I later took a two-year Master’s programme at the University of Leipzig and Moscow’s MGIMO University in international energy economics. From 2016 to 2019, I was a member of the State Parliament of Baden-Württemberg and served as spokesperson for interior and police policy. Since 2019, I have been a Member of the European Parliament. In addition, I am involved as a reserve officer in the German Armed Forces.
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Last week, I found myself in Armenia for a political visit. It is already my third stay in the country. Very productive discussions took place with Vahe Hakobyan, Chairman of the Standing Committee on Economic Affairs, and Arman Yeghoyan, Chairman of the Standing Committee on European Integration. I focused in particular on economic cooperation between […]
Today I attended the Baden-Württemberg Municipal Conference in Stuttgart. As the smallest cell of our state, municipalities take on a variety of tasks in society and must not fall victim to financial bottlenecks. Their concerns must also be heard in Brussels. Nevertheless, the financial burdens are constantly increasing.The long arm of the EU Parliament is […]
Together with Marko Milanović Litre, Member of Parliament of the Republic of #Croatia 🇭🇷, on the occasion of the conference “Eurozone: Opportunity Or Risk?” in Zagreb.
Exchange of political thoughts today in Rome, among others with the former Italian Foreign Minister Giuliomaria Terzi di Sant’Agata.
The attempted attack on a synagogue in Hagen, North Rhine-Westphalia, should not come as a surprise. The perpetrator, a sixteen-year-old Syrian refugee, joins a long line of asylum seekers who have come to Germany with the intention of committing acts of violence. He is the youngest in a line that also includes Anis Amri. What […]
I was horrified to read that a donation from Heckler & Koch to “Aktion Deutschland Hilft e.V.” for the victims of the recent flood disaster has been rejected.The fact that half of the donated money was raised by Heckler & Koch employees makes this both sad and unforgivable.Heckler & Koch is a reputable, major German […]
This is the written question I submitted to the European Commission on the threat posed by the Muslim Brotherhood in Germany and the EU. The Muslim Brotherhood has destabilized many parts of the world and Egypt is still recovering from its activities. The Brotherhood has been branded a terrorist organization and it is interesting that […]
The latest announcement by President Biden, who confirmed the withdrawal of all US troops from Afghanistan by the end of the month, is a serious setback for Afghans who are still trying to escape the Taliban. We should not forget that many of those trying to leave Kabul have provided vital services to NATO forces […]
Dear Vice President Borrell, Following your statement on the situation in Afghanistan and your warning to the Taliban that they would be ostracized if they were to seize power by force, the news of the past few days about the fall of Kabul and the collapse of the government means that your warnings will go […]
In the recently published Twitter video from DD News, I warmly congratulate you on the 75th #IndiaIndependenceDay and highlight the strong and important diplomatic ties between the Federal Republic of Germany and India. https://www.latestly.com/socially/india/news/wishing-75th-indiaindependenceday-member-of-european-parliament-lars-patrick-berg-latest-tweet-by-dd-news-2746110.html/amp
Illegal migration from Belarus to Lithuania The Lithuanian authorities have declared a state of emergency in the face of increasing illegal migration from Belarus. It is alleged that Belarus is using migration as a weapon in retaliation for EU sanctions. The Financial Times reported that the Belarusian authorities are using Boeing 777 planes to bring […]
Brussels, July 29, 2021 – The Heidelberg MEP of the Liberal-Conservative Reformer (LKR) party, Lars Patrick Berg, warns of a recurrence of the refugee crisis of 2015: “Europe must prepare for a new wave of refugees from Afghanistan and the Middle East. Turkey, which has taken in millions of Syrians, is on the brink. The […]