von Oliver Janich
Da sich bisher niemand die Mühe gemacht hat, die Liste der Verbündeten (allies) von Georg Soros zu veröffentlichen, habe ich das erledigt. Leider gibt es keinen funktionierenden Direktlink. Man findet das Dokument hier unter „reliable allies“.
Zunächst eine Begriffsklärung, wie ich sie bereits in meinem Buch „Die Vereinigten Staaten von Europa“ vorgenommen habe: Ein Agent ist jemand, der im Auftrag eines anderen handelt. Es kann aber auch so verstanden werden, dass er im Sinne eines anderen handelt. Das ist sozusagen der Traum jedes Lobbyisten, dass Leute in seinem Sinne handeln, ohne dass er sie direkt bezahlen muss. In der Regel wird auch kein Geldkoffer übergeben, sondern die entsprechenden Personen werden eben zu „Councils“ eingeladen und bekommen außer der schicken Reise möglicherweise hübsche Geschenke oder werden für den Vortrag bezahlt. Ob das bei den folgenden Personen konkret der Fall ist, entzieht sich meiner Kenntnis.
Das Gros des Geldes kommt ohnehin vom hart arbeitenden Steuerzahler. In jedem Fall ist es interessant zu sehen, wen Georg Soroś „Open Society“ für „verlässliche Verbündete“ („reliable allies“) hält. Diese Personen arbeiten – wissentlich oder unwissentlich – also auf dasselbe Ziel hin wie Georg Soros: Die Zerstörung der Nationalstaaten durch Einwanderung und Chaos wie selbst die Jerusalem Post schreibt.
Da die deutschen EU-Parlamentarier eigentlich das deutsche Volk vertreten sollten, wollen Sie sich vielleicht bei diesen Leuten für ihre hervorragende Vertretung bedanken. Kontaktdetails anbei.
Während es wenig verwundert, dass der vom Mainstream gehypte Martin „Flüchtlinge sind wertvoller als Gold“ Schulz oder Sven Diegold auf der Liste auftaucht, ist so mancher Liberale vielleicht überrascht, dass Alexander Graf Lambsdorff auf der Verbündeten-Liste eines weltweit bekannten Internationalsozialisten auftaucht. Da Mitglieder aller etablierten Parteien auf dieser Liste sind, befreit Sie das möglicherweise auch von der Illusion, dass es sich bei unserer Demokratie um ein Mehrparteiensystem handelt.
Hier ist die Liste der deutschen Verbündeten:
ALBRECHT Jan Philipp Greens/EFA Germany (Returning) LIBE (Vice-Chair) Israel Background • Studied law and European politics; MEP since 2009. • Interested in data protection (rapporteur for a key file during the previous term, intends to continue working on it); civil liberties; police and surveillance issues; transparency, particularly in lobbying and EU lawmaking. • Recognised as Parliament’s lead speaker on issues of data protection. Details @ email@example.com ( +32 2 284 50 60 * ASP 5 F 343 7 http://twitter.com/janalbrecht
BROK Elmar EPP Germany (Returning) AFET (Chair) EMPL India Background • Journalist and political communication specialist; involved in his party since 1973; MEP since 1980; European Parliament representative in various intergovernmental conferences on EU treaties (Maastricht, 1994-1995; Amsterdam, 1996-1997; Nice, 2000; Constitutional Treaty, 2003-2004; Lisbon, 2007); chair of the Committee on Foreign Affairs (1999-present); chair of the European Parliament delegation to the USA (2009-2012). • Interested in foreign affairs; security and defence policy; European integration; constitutional affairs. • The European Parliament’s most senior voice on foreign affairs; systematically involved in both his group and the Parliament’s high-level foreign affairs matters; historical (15 years and counting) but politically partial chairmanship; socially conservative; only gave up a top corporate position at Bertelsmann in 2011. Details @ firstname.lastname@example.org ( +32 2 284 53 23 * ASP 5 E 240
BUCHNER Klaus Greens/EFA Germany (First mandate) AFET DROI SEDE INTA Background • University professor; involved in a small ecological party (ÖDP) since 1983. • Only MEP from ÖDP, a different party than Germany’s main Greens/EFA member party; might grow isolated; his influence will depend on his capacity to build alliances. Details @ email@example.com ( +32 2 284 57 39 * ASP 4 E 205 7 http://twitter.com/Dr_KlausBuchner
CRAMER Michael Greens/EFA Germany (Returning) FYROM Background • Teacher; regional MP in Berlin (1989-2004); MEP since 2004; chair of the Committee on Transport and Tourism (2014-present). • Interested in transport policy; post-Iron Curtain Europe; European integration. • Progressive voice, but may wish to focus his attention on his chairmanship of the Committee on Transport and Tourism. Details @ firstname.lastname@example.org ( +32 2 284 57 79 * ASP 4 F 155 40
DE MASI Fabio GUE/NGL Germany (First mandate) ECON South Africa India Background • Economist and business consultant. • Interested in post-crisis economics; transparency; anti-corruption; strongly against TTIP. Details @ email@example.com ( +32 2 284 56 67 * WIB 3 M 31
ERNST Cornelia GUE/NGL Germany (Returning) LIBE (Coordinator) BiH & Kosovo Background • Teacher; involved in her party since 1991; regional MP (1998-2009); MEP since 2009. • Interested in justice and home affairs; data protection; structural and regional funds; human rights, including of the Roma; gender equality. Details @ firstname.lastname@example.org ( +32 2 284 56 60 * WIB 3 M 21 7 http://twitter.com/ErnstCornelia 41
ERTUG Ismail S&D Germany (Returning) Central Asia ASEAN Background • Consultant; involved in his party since 1999; councillor (2004-2009); MEP since 2009. • Interested in EU-Turkey relations. • Previously more active in the field of transport, but may be interested in issues relating to Turkey and Central Asia. Details @ email@example.com ( +32 2 284 55 47 * ASP 12 G 342 7 http://twitter.com/IsmailErtug
FLECKENSTEIN Knut S&D (Vice-Chair) Germany (Returning) AFET SEDE Russia Euronest Serbia Moldova Background • Civil servant; involved in his party since 1974; MEP since 2009; chair of the European Parliament delegation to Russia (2009-2014). • Interested in EU-Russia relations; the European Neighbourhood; foreign affairs; and culture and education. • Pragmatic and respected voice in the EU-Russia dialogue. Details @ firstname.lastname@example.org ( +32 2 284 55 48 * ASP 12 G 305 7 http://twitter.com/knufleckenstein 42
GEBHARDT Evelyne S&D Germany (Returning) JURI ACP Background • Translator; various responsibilities in her party since 1975; chairwoman of her party’s Women’s Association (1982-1992); MEP since 1994. • Interested in consumer protection; free movement, particularly of workers; European integration; the European social model; social justice; gender equality; and human rights. • Respected voice in the Committee on Legal Affairs; critical of TTIP due to consumer protection concerns. Details @ email@example.com ( +32 2 284 54 66 * ASP 12 G 306
GIEGOLD Sven Greens/EFA Germany (Returning) ECON (Coordinator) Albania Background • Economist; involved in the ecological movement since 1986; co-founded anti-globalisation NGO Attac Germany (2000); co-founded the London-based International Tax Justice Network (2002); MEP since 2009. • Very keen on tax evasion and combating tax havens; also interested in economic and monetary policy; financial regulation; transparency, particularly in the field of lobbying; and consumer protection. • Highly critical of TTIP and large trade agreements in general. Details @ firstname.lastname@example.org ( +32 2 284 53 69 * ASP 5 F 163 7 http://twitter.com/sven_giegold 43
GROOTE Matthias S&D Germany (Returning) REGI Belarus Background • Industrial engineer in the field of energy; various local mandates since 1996; MEP since 2005; chair of the Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety (2012-2014). • Interested in environmental issues; public health; and food safety (S&D coordinator for this committee starting in 2014). • Interested in TTIP under the angle of drug approval and regulation; respected voice in his areas of interest. Details @ email@example.com ( +32 2 284 54 31 * ASP 12 G 307 7 http://twitter.com/Groote
HÄNDEL Thomas GUE/NGL Germany (Returning) EMPL (Chair) ASEAN ACP Background • Trade unionist; managerial and executive positions in top German trade union IG Metall (1987-2012); split from the Social-Democrats (SPD) and co-founded his own party, Labour and Social Justice – The Electoral Alternative (2005, since absorbed by Die Linke); MEP since 2009. • Interested in youth unemployment; employment issues; the European social model; post-crisis economics; anti-corruption; and human rights, including of the Roma. Details @ firstname.lastname@example.org ( +32 2 284 56 58 * WIB 3 M 59 7 http://twitter.com/thaendel 44
HARMS Rebecca Greens/EFA (Co-Chair) Germany (Returning) AFET Ukraine Euronest Russia Background • Anti-nuclear activist; regional MP (1994-2004); MEP since 2004; co-chair of the Greens/EFA group since 2009. • Interested in foreign affairs; EU-Russia relations; EU-Ukraine relations; the European Neighbourhood; environmental issues; renewable energy; human rights; and gender equality. • High-profile speaker in the European Parliament. Details @ email@example.com ( +32 2 284 56 95 * ASP 5 F 241 7 http://twitter.com/RebHarms
HEUBUCH Maria Greens/EFA Germany (First mandate) DEVE (Coordinator starting from 2015) Pan-African Parliament (Vice-Chair) ACP Background • Farmer; active in farming politics since 1984; joined her party in 2011. • Interested in agricultural and farming policy and international development. • Although she appears to have devoted her public life to farming issues, her role as group coordinator in the Committee on Development means she will become a potential ally; may also choose to invest her time in her two delegations. Details @ firstname.lastname@example.org ( +32 2 284 53 35 * ASP 4 F 366 45
HOFFMANN Iris S&D Germany (First mandate) South Caucasus Euronest Russia Background • Business administrator; various responsibilities in her party since 1994; national MP (1998- 2009). • Interested in budgetary issues; may be a reliable progressive voice in her delegations, provided she chooses to invest time in them. Details @ email@example.com ( +32 2 284 55 67 * ASP 12 G 217
KELLER Franziska Greens/EFA (Vice-Chair) Germany (Returning) INTA LIBE Turkey Background • Involved with the Young European Greens since 2001; spokesperson of the Federation of Young European Greens (2005-2007); MEP since 2009; European Green Party candidate for the European Commission presidency (2014). • Interested in international trade; EU-Turkey relations; the Western Balkans; EU enlargement; and foreign affairs. • Very critical of TTIP and the lowering of standards (consumer protection, human rights) in international trade in general. Details @ firstname.lastname@example.org ( +32 2 284 53 79 * ASP 5 F 349 7 http://twitter.com/SkaKeller 46
KREHL Constanze S&D Germany (Returning) REGI (Coordinator) Background • MEP since 1994; chair of the European Parliament delegation to Russia (1994-2002). • Interested in the use of structural and regional funds; the European social model; and human rights, including of the Roma. Details @ email@example.com ( +32 2 284 51 34 * ASP 12 G 258 7 http://twitter.com/ConstanzeKrehl
LAMBSDORFF Alexander (Graf) Vice-President of the European Parliament ALDE Germany (Returning) INTA AFET Turkey Israel Union for the Mediterranean Background • Political adviser in the German Federal Foreign Office; MEP since 2004; headed numerous election observation missions to Bangladesh (2007, 2009), Kenya (2008), Guinea (2010), and Libya (2012). • Interested in foreign affairs; young democracies; international trade; human rights in the world; and the European Instrument for Democracy and Human Rights (EIDHR; rapporteur for the resolution setting up this fund for the period 2014-2020 in the previous term). • May get a human rights-related Vice-President portfolio; very popular in his national party; rather senior voice in his political group; socially conservative. Details @ firstname.lastname@example.org ( +32 2 284 51 18 * ASP 8 G 130 7 http://twitter.com/Lambsdorff 47
LANGE Bernd S&D Germany (Returning) INTA (Chair) South Africa Background • Teacher and trade unionist; party member since 1974; various party positions since 1983; MEP since 1994. • Interested in international trade; climate policy; industrial and research policy; and public services. • Rather senior voice among MEPs; will play a central role in the TTIP negotiations thanks to his chairmanship; favours a trade agreement with the USA, but against the ISDS in TTIP. Details @ email@example.com ( +32 2 284 55 55 * ASP 12 G 205 7 http://twitter.com/berndlange
LEINEN Jo S&D Germany (Returning) AFET ACP Background • Anti-nuclear and peace activist; held various party positions since 1977; president of the Union of European Federalists (1997-2004); MEP since 1999; chair of the Committee on Constitutional Affairs (2004-2009); chair of the Committee on Environment, Public Health and Food Safety (2009-2012); president of the European Movement International (2011- present). • Interested in European integration; climate and the environment; renewable energy; foreign affairs; and the European Neighbourhood. • Long-standing pro-European; respected advocate of European federalism; acquainted to numerous pro-European politicians throughout Europe, centre-right and centre-left. Details @ firstname.lastname@example.org ( +32 2 284 58 42 * ASP 12 G 265 7 http://twitter.com/jo_leinen 48
LOCHBIHLER Barbara Greens/EFA Germany (Returning) DROI (Vice-Chair & Coordinator) AFET (Co-coordinator) ASEAN Maghreb Background • University lecturer; regional MP and speaker of the Bavarian state parliament (1987-1991); secretary-general of the Women’s International League for Peace’s German section (1992-1999); secretary-general of Amnesty International Germany (1999-2009); MEP since 1999; chair of the Subcommittee on Human Rights (2011-2014). • Interested in human rights in the world; gender equality; and all minority rights. • Greens/EFA spokesperson on human rights. Details @ email@example.com ( +32 2 284 53 92 * ASP 5 F 157 7 http://twitter.com/blochbihler
LÖSING Sabine GUE/NGL Germany (Returning) SEDE (Vice-Chair & Coordinator) AFET (Coordinator) DEVE ACP Background • Social worker; involved in anti-globalisation NGO Attac since 2001; co-founded Labour and Social Justice – The Electoral Alternative (2004), later absorbed by Die Linke; MEP since 2009. • Interested in foreign affairs; security and defence policy; regional stability in African countries; human rights in the world; and gender equality. Details @ firstname.lastname@example.org ( +32 2 284 58 94 * WIB 3 M 23 49
NEUSER Norbert S&D Germany (Returning) DEVE (Coordinator) AFET ACP Palestinian Legislative Council Background • Teacher; involved in his party since 1972 with various responsibilities; regional MP (1988- 2004); MEP since 2009. • Organised numerous student and youth exchange programmes between Germany and former-USSR countries (1982-1986, 1997- unknown); interested in European integration; international development; and the Western Sahara. Details @ email@example.com ( +32 2 284 58 92 * ASP 12 G 246
REDA Julia Greens/EFA (Vice-Chair) Germany (First mandate) JURI India Background • Originally active in the Social-Democrats (SPD), but left for the Pirate Party over internet blocking debate. • Copyright reform; data protection, particularly online; transparency; asylum and migration; and pirate politics. • Only elected pirate candidate; should be expected to involve herself with files close to pirates’ heart, i.e. copyright reform, intellectual property, data protection online and open communications standards. Details @ firstname.lastname@example.org ( +32 2 284 57 32 * ASP 5 F 158 7 http://twitter.com/senficon 50
REINTKE Terry Greens/EFA Germany (First mandate) EMPL REGI FEMM (Co-coordinator) Montenegro BiH & Kosovo Background • Involved in the youth branch of her party since 2004; co-speaker of the Federation of Young European Greens (2011-2013). • Interested in youth unemployment; youth issues; social rights; gender equality; LGBTI rights; and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Details @ email@example.com ( +32 2 284 57 60 * ASP 5 F 353 7 http://twitter.com/TerryReintke
SCHOLZ Helmut GUE/NGL Germany (Returning) INTA (Coordinator) AFET Background • Civil servant in East Germany; various posts of responsibility in left-wing parties in East Germany since 1990; MEP since 2009. • Interested in international trade; foreign affairs; EU-Russia relations; EU-Ukraine relations; and the European Neighbourhood. • Strongly against TTIP under current terms; will spearhead opposition to it and other international trade agreements on behalf of his group. Details @ firstname.lastname@example.org ( +32 2 284 58 93 * WIB 3 M 13 51
SCHULZ Martin President of the European Parliament S&D Germany (Returning) Background • Bookseller and politician; numerous responsibilities in his party since 1991; councillor (1984-1999); mayor of Würselen (1987-1998); MEP since 1994; chair of his political group (2009-2012); president of the European Parliament since 2012; socialist candidate for the European Commission presidency (2014). • Interested in constitutional affairs; economic governance; post-crisis economics; combating the far right; human rights; and the rights of all minorities. • Extremely busy due to his institutional responsibilities, but may be approachable for high-level engagements related to combating the far right, Second World War commemoration events, or combating antisemitism. Details @ email@example.com ( +32 2 284 55 03 * PHS 9 B 12 7 http://twitter.com/MartinSchulz
SIMON Peter S&D Germany (Returning) ECON (Vice-Chair) REGI Palestinian Legislative Council Background • Lawyer; civil servant in the German Foreign Office partially responsible for the drafting of the EU Constitutional Treaty (2002-2003); MEP since 2009. • Interested in economic and monetary issues; a financial transaction tax; and banking policy. Details @ firstname.lastname@example.org ( +32 2 284 55 58 * ASP 12 G 158 7 http://twitter.com/PeterSimonMEP 52
SIPPEL Birgit S&D Germany (Returning) LIBE (Coordinator) EMPL Mashreq Background • Secretary; active in her party since 1982, various responsibilities since 1996; councillor (1994- 2004); MEP since 2009. • Interested in criminal justice; judicial cooperation between Member States; data protection; state surveillance issues; combating terrorism and organised crime; and asylum and migration. Details @ email@example.com ( +32 2 284 55 59 * ASP 12 G 257 7 http://twitter.com/BirgitSippelMEP
STEINRUCK Jutta S&D Germany (Returning) EMPL (Coordinator) Albania Montenegro Background • Human resources manager; various responsibilities in her party since 1996; councillor (1999-2009); regional MP (2006- 2009); MEP since 2009. • Interested in youth unemployment; employment issues; the European social model; social rights; training and education; and the use of EU funds. Details @ firstname.lastname@example.org ( +32 2 284 55 63 * ASP 12 G 142 7 http://twitter.com/JuttaSteinruck 53
ZIMMER Gabriele GUE/NGL (Chair) Germany (Returning) EMPL Moldova ACP Euronest Background • Clerk and editor; active in her party since 1981; various party responsibilities since 1989; regional MP (1990-2004); MEP since 2004; chair of the GUE/NGL group since 2012. • Interested in the European social model; employment issues; combating poverty and social exclusion; gender equality; LGBTI rights; human rights, including of the Roma. • Reasonable and consensual; may be too busy for committee and delegation work due to her chairmanship—but an important progressive actor nonetheless. Details @ email@example.com ( +32 2 284 51 01 * WIB 3 M 3 7 http://twitter.com/GabiZimmerMEP