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The Special Representative for the Countries of the Western Balkans

01.03.2022 - Article

Manuel Sarrazin has been the Federal Government Special Representative for the Countries of the Western Balkans since 1 March 2022.

Portrait of Manuel Sarrazin
Manuel Sarrazin, Special Representative of the Federal Foreign Office for the Countries of the Western Balkans© Bündnis 90/Die Grünen Bundestagsfraktion/Stefan Kaminski

Curriculum vitae

Born on 6 February 1982 in Dortmund

Until 2013
Studied History, Eastern European Studies and Law, first at the University of Bremen and subsequently at the University of Hamburg

2011 to 2015
Deputy Chair of Alliance 90/The Greens in Hamburg

2004 to 2008
Member of the Hamburg Parliament

2009 to 2017
Spokesperson for European Policy and Group Coordinator on the EU Affairs Committee as a member of the parliamentary group Alliance 90/The Greens in the Bundestag

2018 to 2021
Spokesperson for Eastern European Policy for the parliamentary group Alliance 90/The Greens in the Bundestag

2008 to 2021
Member of the German Bundestag

2014 to 2020
Vice President of the Southeast Europe Association

2019
Vice President of the European Movement Germany

2020 to present
President of the Southeast Europe Association

1 March 2022 to present
Federal Foreign Office Special Representative for the Countries of the Western Balkans

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