Jürgen Trittin

Jürgen Trittin

Former Minister for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety

After graduating from high school in 1973, Jürgen Trittin studied social sciences in Göttingen and graduated with a degree in social economics. He then worked as a research assistant, press spokesman and freelance journalist. He became a member of the Green Party in 1980. After entering the Lower Saxony state parliament in 1985, Jürgen Trittin was Lower Saxony’s Minister for Federal and European Affairs from 1990 to 1994. From 1994 to 1998, he was spokesman for the federal executive of Bündnis 90/Die Grünen. Jürgen Trittin then entered the German Bundestag in 1998. From 1998 to 2005, he was Federal Minister for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety, after which he coordinated the International Policy and Human Rights Working Group of the Green parliamentary group in the Bundestag between 2005 and 2009. From 2009 to 2013, Jürgen Trittin was Chairman of the Bündnis 90/Die Grünen parliamentary group in the Bundestag. In the Bundestag, he has also been the foreign policy spokesperson for the Alliance 90/The Greens parliamentary group since the 20th parliamentary term and a member of the Foreign Affairs Committee since the 19th parliamentary term. Jürgen Trittin renounced his membership of the German Bundestag on January 2, 2024 and resigned from the German Bundestag at the end of January 5, 2024.

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