Dr. Christian Ehler

Promoting. Homeland. For a strong Brandenburg in Europe


Dr. Christian Ehler

Reliable, straightforward, experienced. Someone who makes a difference – say those who know him well. Realistic. Convincing. With a good sense of humor. Relentlessly on the move – say those who follow his work. Make yourself a picture. Welcome to the website of Dr. Christian Ehler MEP


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EPRS Podcasts

EPRS Podcasts

Since July 2015, the European Parliamentary Research Service has been producing informative, timely and varied podcasts. The podcasts fall into three categories. Policy Podcasts Listen to EPRS policy podcasts for an in-depth analysis of topical EU policy areas, based...

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My favourite cinema

New Cohesion policy 2021-2027

For the next long-term EU budget 2021-2027, the Commission proposes to modernise Cohesion Policy, the EU’s main investment policy and one of its most concrete expressions of solidarity.

What is energy?

A series of 5 short, animated videos about various aspects of energy have been released by the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Energy.

Faces of Europe

Abdel Lahlou – A hairdresser in the heart of Europe

Abdel Lahlou meets me on the ground floor of the European Parliament. Located next to dozens of elevators, stairs and security gates one can find the private hair salon “Guy Alexandre”. If one overlooks the unusual location, the salon seems quite normal. However, it...

Jennifer Teuwen Head Coach of the “Sports Club” within the European Parliament

Jennifer meets me in the gym of the Parliament, the Sports Club. The lower part of her face is hidden by a mask. The 37-year-old Head Coach begins by telling me that the operator of the parliamentary gym used to be a private company. About four years ago, the European...

Carlos Duarte Vila Flor – Conference usher in the European Parliament

The 53-year-old Carlos Duarte Vila Flor was born in Belgium and has lived in Brussels all his life. He has been a conference usher in the European Parliament for four years. Many people, including myself, cannot initially imagine what this job position entails....

Johannes Haenicke, Press Spokesman of the CDU/CSU Group in the European Parliament

Fast, precise and versatile Johannes Haenicke is closer to the heart of European politics than hardly anyone else is. As press spokesperson for the CDU/CSU representatives in the EPP group in the European Parliament, he deals with European politics on a daily basis....

Silke Daton, Beraterin der EVP-Fraktion für den Ausschuss für Industrie, Forschung und Energie (ITRE) im Europäischen Parlament

Detailarbeit im Hintergrund der Abgeordneten In der Hoffnung, mehr über den Gesetzgebungsprozess und die Ausschussarbeit zu erfahren und eine begeisterte Europäerin zu treffen, begebe ich mich in das Gespräch für diesen Artikel. Nicht weniger als das, kann Silke...

Marinus van Greuningen, Head of Service at European Parliament, People Transport Unit

With a lot of dedication and the perfect timing Unlike me, Marinus van Greuningen is not working completely from home, but prefers to be available at the scene of action. Curiously, I wait for the moment when van Greuningen, who is responsible for the drivers and the...

Sajikumar Karunakaran, IT specialist at the European Parliament

Enabling Connections When I reach Mr. Sajikumar Karunakaran, 45, it’s half an hour before he has to go on duty for the plenary elections. The IT specialist from Düsseldorf is quite busy on election days at the European Parliament. Still, he manages to find the time to...

Stina Sandgren, former interpreter at the European Parliament

Bridging language barriers For most of us, learning just one foreign language is difficult enough. Stina Sandgren, an experienced interpreter at the European Parliament (EP), speaks about half a dozen of the EU’s 24 official languages. Talking with her on WebEx, I...

Axel Heyer, Coordinator at the Visitors´ Service of the European Parliament

Europe is his message   You don’t have to see Axel Heyer to feel the spark. In early summer, while a pandemic is raging over the world, the 53-year old civil servant makes me smile just seconds after the phone call starts. In the conversation that follows, he...

When you think about the European Parliament, what comes to mind? Perhaps imposing glass facades, glittering in the sunlight. Or maybe you think of an assembly of flags or well-dressed politicians rushing determinedly through spacious corridors. All these things can be found in the democratic heart of Europe, and yet there is much more than meets the eye.

 In this series, we’d like to present to you the Faces of Europe. We have interviewed a range of EP employees, from the driving service to the cook. What does Europe mean to an IT guy? How has COVID-19 affected the work of an interpreter? And is there a place where you can play soccer with the EU’s civil servants? Read our interview series to find out! Our new rubric, the Faces of Europe series, is designed to allow you to get an authentic glimpse into the lives of the people whose efforts turn the EP into the lively and efficient institution that it is.

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