Cem Özdemir

Member of the German Bundestag
"End discrimination - give everybody the opportunity to develop its potential...without being stopped because of race, gender, income or whatsoever. This is written in our European basic rule...we just have to practice that." -Cem Özdemir
Time Question
0:02 Do you identify as a European?
0:15 What does identifying as a European mean to you?
1:01 What was your formative European moment?
3:03 What was the worst moment in recent European history?
5:00 What was the best moment in recent European history?
5:59 What is the single most important thing the EU has done for you personally?
6:26 What is the one thing you would most like the EU to have achieved by 2030?
7:10 In a study we conducted, 53% of young Europeans said that authoritarian states are better equipped than democracies to tackle climate change. What are your thoughts on this?
7:51 Are you surprised by these results?
8:20 Do you worry about the future of liberal democracy in the EU?
9:04 What can politicians do to counter anti-democratic tendencies in Europe?
9:44 Do you think the public success of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine can be seen as a breakthrough moment in German politics?
11:17 Is there anything that can be done by the EU to achieve more integration by 2030?
13:13 What are your biggest priorities for the German coalition government in which the Greens are likely to participate?
14:37 Reduced travel due to the pandemic has had positive consequences for the environment. Can the travel industry recover in an environmentally friendly way?
16:49 What role should the EU play in environmental policy? What do you think of its approach so far?