Frithjof Schmidt

Dr. Frithjof Schmidt is a member of the German Bundestag since October 2009. His constituency is in Bochum. He is Vice-Chair of the Parliamentary Group Alliance 90/The Greens and a member of the Committee on Foreign Affairs. Between 2004 and 2009, Frithjof Schmidt was a member of the European Parliament.


Die Legende von der Europäischen Armee

Legenden werde gerne bemüht, weil sie sich als Projektionsfläche unterschiedlicher Vorstellungen hervorragend eignen. So verhält es sich auch mit der Idee einer Europäischen Armee. In ihr verbinden sich seit langem die unterschiedlichsten Konzepte und Ziele zu einer schillernden Vision.Doch wer die schöne Seifenblase fassen möchte, wird enttäuscht. Sie entwischt oder zerplatzt.

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The Myth of the European Army

Myths endure because they create an outstanding surface upon which a range of ideas can be projected. The idea of a European army is no different. It has long been a repository for a wide array of concepts and goals for a flamboyant vision. Yet anyone who tries to grasp this pretty soap bubble ends up disappointed: It slips away or bursts.

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Meeting Our Global Responsibility – The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals

Global inequality has risen alarmingly in recent years. Together with the global climate crisis, this poses a serious threat to our entire society.

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