Opinions

Every now and then the media asks for my opinion or I proactively write down things that I think need to be said. I have published my articles online in outlets including Al Jazeera, Refugees Deeply and the European Green Journal, as well as in the print version of the German newspaper Junge Welt

Here is a selection of my opinions.

 
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Henchman of the occupying forces |       @JungeWelt

The European Commission is negotiating a free trade agreement with Morocco and ignores recent jurisdiction by the European Court of Justice. It is illegally including Western Sahara in the scope of the agreement, intentionally misinterpreting the rulings and even lying about the parties involved in the process. With this behaviour, the Commission is endangering the legal situation of German companies and worsening the 40-year plight of the Sahrawi people. 

E.U. deportations risk further destabilising Mali | @RefugeesDeeply

The European Unions has repeatedly expressed its wish to increase the rate of deportations. It does so at all costs, including destabilising what it euphemistically calls "partner countries", such as Mali. The government there, pushed by civil society and the electorate, has made it very clear that they do not want readmission agreements. By forcing these agreements upon Mali, Europe makes the government goe straight against the wishes of its people and damages the fragile Malian democracy – ironically, creating the root causes of migration, which the EU claims to be tackling.


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Europe's migration hypocrisy in Africa | @AlJazeera

The EU is organising anti-migration propaganda events in Africa, while leaving the real root causes of migration in the dark. 

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After the EU-Africa Summit | @taz

After attending the EU-Africa Summit in Abidjan in 2017, I talked with Christian Jakob about the meager outcomes. Despite having "youth" as its theme, the summit failed the youth.


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This country is not for the youth | @Expresso

Shortly before the 2017 German elections, I talked to Christina Fernandez about how German politics is geared towards the elderly.

Green Late Night Talk | @FYEG

In the wake of the German elections, I took part in a late night talk about the prospects of German politics and the role of the Greens. 


Dirty Clean Energy | @GreenEuropeanJournal

Young Green Fabian Wagner attended the COP 22 negotiations in Marrakesh and found that despite the host’s eagerness to project itself as a constructive force in the fight against climate change, its policies in other areas raise serious concerns – not least the levels of repression around the question of Western Sahara.