Franziska Brantner

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(politician, deep state operative)
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Born24 August 1979
Lörrach, Baden-Württemberg, West Germany
Alma materSciences Po, Columbia University, University of Mannheim
Member ofBertelsmann Foundation, European Council on Foreign Relations, Friends of Europe, Friends of Europe/Young European Leaders/2012
PartyAlliance 90/The Greens
German super-militarist Green politician.

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In office
2013 - Present
Preceded byRuprecht Polenz

Franziska Katharina Brantner is a German politician of the Green Party who has been working as Parliamentary State Secretary in the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action in the coalition government of Chancellor Olaf Scholz since 2021.[1] In this capacity, her portfolio includes European affairs, trade policy, and digitization. [2] Moreover, she is also the ministry's Special Coordinator for the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI).[3] and a proponent of "decarbonization"[4] (i.e. closing) of the German industry sector.

She is a member of George Soros's European Council on Foreign Relations and has worked for the neoliberal Bertelsmann Foundation. She was selected a Young European Leader in 2012 by the corporate lobbying group Friends of Europe.

In March 2022 she, a member of the originally pacifist Green party, wrote that

“The EU should now invest boldly in its military capabilities, cyber-defences, energy independence, and economic resilience...The implementation of the resulting measures should be collaborative and should not merely address national capability gaps...European sovereignty requires joint efforts to safeguard access to critical raw materials and global supply chains. ...These investments need to happen quickly. This would also send a signal to rivals such as China that the EU is not only an economic power – it is also a geopolitical actor that knows how to use its strengths to assert its values and interests.”
'Franziska Brantner (March 2022)  [5]

Early life and education

Brantner grew up in Neuenburg/Rhein. After graduating from the bilingual Deutsch-Französisches Gymnasium in Freiburg im Breisgau and gathering her first international experiences working at the offices of the Heinrich Böll Foundation in Tel Aviv and Washington D.C. she studied political science with focus on International Affairs and European Policy at the Sciences Po in Paris and School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University in New York City, where she graduated in 2004.[6]

In 2010, Brantner defended her PhD thesis "The reformability of the United Nations" at the University of Mannheim where she used to be a research associate at the department for Political Science II of Prof. Dr. Thomas König with a lectureship for International Policy. From 2006 to 2007, she worked as a research associate at the European Studies Centre of St Antony's College, Oxford.


She was a Member of the European Parliament (MEP) from 2009 to 2013.[7] In 2010 she supported the Spinelli Group initiative for a more centralized European Union.

Since 2013 Brantner has been a member of the German Parliament.

Between 2014 and 2017, Brantner was chairwoman of the parliamentary Sub-Committee for Civilian Crisis Prevention and as member of the Committee on Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth. From 2017 until 2021, she has been secretary of her parliamentary group, in this position assisting the group's chairs Katrin Göring-Eckardt and Anton Hofreiter. She also was on the Committee on European Affairs. From 2019 until 2021, she was a member of the German delegation to the Franco-German Parliamentary Assembly.[8]

She is also part of the Elie Wiesel Network of Parliamentarians for the Prevention of Genocide and Mass Atrocities and against Genocide Denial.[9]


Events Participated in

Brussels Forum/201125 March 201127 March 2011Belgium
Yearly discreet get-together of huge amount of transatlantic politicians, media and military and corporations, under the auspices of the CIA and NATO-close German Marshall Fund.
Brussels Forum/2012Belgium
Yearly discreet get-together of huge amount of transatlantic politicians, media and military and corporations, under the auspices of the CIA-close German Marshall Fund.
Munich Security Conference/202317 February 202319 February 2023Germany
Annual conference of mid-level functionaries from the military-industrial complex - politicians, propagandists and lobbyists. The real decisions are made by deep politicians behind the scenes, elsewhere.