Ska Keller

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Ska Keller
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Member of the European Parliament
Assumed office
Personal details
Born (1981-11-22) 22 November 1981 (age 34)
Guben, East Germany
Nationality German
Political party Alliance '90/The Greens
Spouse(s) Markus Drake
Alma mater Free University of Berlin

Franziska Maria "Ska" Keller (German pronunciation: [fʁanˈtsɪskɑː (skɑː) ˈkɛlɐ]; born 22 November 1981) is a German politician and Member of the European Parliament for the Alliance '90/The Greens.[1]

Keller specializes in the issues of migration and the EU's relations with Turkey.

Since 2001 she has been a member of the Green Youth. From 2005 to 2007 she was spokesperson of the Federation of Young European Greens. In 2002 she joined the German Greens. She worked on a statewide referendum against new coal mines in Brandenburg. In January 2014 she won the Green Primary, a pan-European open primary, together with José Bové, making her one of the "leading candidates" for the European Green Party.[2]

Keller studied Islamic studies, Turkish and Jewish Studies at Free University of Berlin and at Sabancı Üniversitesi in Istanbul. Keller is married to Finnish activist Markus Drake and speaks, besides her native tongue German, also fluent English, French and Spanish, as well as some Turkish and Arabic.[3][4]


  1. ^ "Franziska KELLER". Europa. European Parliament. Retrieved 5 April 2011. 
  2. ^ "Keller and Bové to campaign as Greens’ duo". January 29, 2014. Retrieved February 1, 2014. 
  3. ^ ZEIT ONLINE GmbH, Hamburg, Germany (1 February 2014). "Grüne Ska Keller: Jung, freundlich, gefährlich". ZEIT ONLINE. 
  4. ^ „Das steht eigentlich nur auf dem Papier, dass ich das spreche", in: „Ska Keller: 'Es geht darum, Europa zu verändern“, Interview mit DLR Kultur, 1. März 2014

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