KATARINA BARLEY

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Katarina Barley is Vice-President of the European Parliament and a member of the Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs. For the European elections in May 2019, she was the lead candidate of the Social Democratic Party of Germany SPD. Before her election to the European Parliament, she was a member of the German Bundestag from 2013 to 2019, during which time she served as, among other things, SPD Secretary General,  Federal Minister for Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth, acting Federal Minister for Labor as well as  Federal Minister for Justice and Consumer Protection. Katarina studied law in Germany and France and holds a doctorate in law. Before her time in politics, she worked as a lawyer, at the Federal Constitutional Court, as well as a judge at various courts.

 

Being the child of a British father and a German mother, Katarina has strong political and personal ties to the United Kingdom. Her family is rooted in the Rhineland-Palatine area of Germany, Scotland as well as Lincolnshire.

 

NATHALIE LOISEAU

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Nathalie Loiseau is the chair of the European Parliament’s sub-committee on Security and Defence and a member of the EU-UK coordination group, in charge of following the negotiations on the future relationship with the United Kingdom.

 

Member of the European Parliament since 2019, she was head of the Renaissance list during the 2019 European elections. From 2017 to 2019, she was the French minister for European Affairs in the French government. Prior to that, she was the director of the École nationale d’administration (2012-2017) and a diplomat within the French Foreign ministry.

 

She studied in the Paris Institute of Political Studies (IEP) and in the National Institute for Oriental Languages and Civilizations (INALCO).

 

She is the author of an essay on women’s rights, “Choisissez Tout”, and of two comic books, “La Démocratie en BD" and "L'Europe en BD".

 
RADOSŁAW SIKORSKI
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The Hon. Radosław (Radek) Sikorski is a member of the European Parliament for Poland, sitting on Committees for Foreign Affairs and the Security and Defence Subcommittee. He is the Chairman of the Delegation for relations with the United States. He is also a Senior Fellow at the Center for European Studies at Harvard and Distinguished Statesman at CSIS in Washington D.C. He was Poland’s Minister of Defence (2005-2007), Foreign Minister (2007-2014) and Speaker of Parliament (2014-2015). He served as a war reporter in Afghanistan and Angola. 2001-2005 he was Resident Scholar at AEI and director of its New Atlantic Initiative. Together with Carl Bildt, he launched EU’s Eastern Partnership. He proposed and helped to set up the European Endowment for Democracy. In 2014 he led the EU mission to Kiev, which stopped the bloodshed on the Maidan. Foreign Policy magazine named him one of 100 global policy intellectuals ‘for speaking the truth even when it’s not diplomatic.’ He is the author of several books, most recently ‘Polska Może Być Lepsza.’ Radek Sikorski graduated from Oxford University with a B.A. in Politics, Philosophy and Economics.  He is married to the writer Anne Applebaum.

 
 

TERRY REINTKE

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Terry Reintke is vice-president of the Greens/EFA group in the European Parliament and the group's coordinator for the Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs. She is co-president of the LGBTI Intergroup and founder of the EU-UK Friendship Group. 

 

Terry Reintke studied political science in Berlin and Edinburgh. She was spokesperson of the Federation of Young European Greens (FYEG) before entering the European Parliament in 2014.

Terry Reintke was featured in TIME magazines coverage for Person of the Year 2017 as part of the “Silence Breakers” speaking out against sexual abuse and harassment.

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