Michael Cramer (politician)
Michael Cramer (born 16 June 1949 in Gevelsberg) is a German politician and Member of the European Parliament for Alliance '90/The Greens, part of the European Greens. Originally, he came to Berlin to be a teacher. From 1989 to 2004 Cramer was a Member of the Abgeordnetenhaus of Berlin, mainly working on Berlin's transport policy, and served as spokesman for transportation issues for Alliance '90/The Greens in Berlin. In 2004 Cramer was first elected to the European Parliament, and was re-elected in 2009 for the Green Party. Cramer is a member of the European parliament's Committee on Transport and Tourism and since 2014 chairperson of that committee.
Cramer gives regular tours along the former route of the Berlin Wall; he was one of the members of the Abgeordnetenhaus to push for the Berlin Wall Trail, a memorial trail with steles and explanations along the former Wall. He is also the founder of the Iron Curtain Trail, a project to complete a long-distance cycling route following the old border of the Iron Curtain in Europe.
- Official page of Michael Cramer in the European Parliament's website
- "Interview with Michael Cramer". ecoclub.com. International Ecotourism Club. Retrieved 11 December 2013.
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