Michael Cramer (politician)
|Member of the European Parliament|
20 July 2004
16 June 1949 |
|Political party|| German
Alliance '90/The Greens
European Green Party
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 between 2014 and 2017 chairperson of that committee. He was part of the Parliament's delegation to the 2008 United Nations Climate Change Conference in Poznań, Poland.
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
- Jennifer Rankin (November 26, 2008), MEPs flock to Poznań meeting European Voice.
- "Interview with Michael Cramer". ecoclub.com. International Ecotourism Club. Retrieved 11 December 2013.
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