Michael G. Link

Member of the Bundestag

Programs: Society, Culture & PoliticsRegions: GermanyCategory: Podcast

Michael G. Link is a Member of the Bundestag for the Free Democratic Party. He currently serves on the Committee on European Affairs and on the Budget Committee’s Subcommittee on European Affairs.

After completing military service in the 34th Tank Battalion of the German Federal Armed Forces, he studied Russian, French, political science, public law, and European political history at the University of Augsburg, the University of Lausanne, and Heidelberg University. He was elected to the Bundestag in 2005. In 2012, he became the Minister of State for European Affairs and First Deputy Foreign Minister at the Federal Foreign Office. He left both this role and his position as a member of parliament in 2013. Beginning in 2014, he served as director of the Office for Democratic Institutions and Rights at the Office for Security and Cooperation in Europe, a position he held until being re-elected to the Bundestag in 2017.

Recent Content


Episode 19: Sending the Right Signals: China, Foreign Policy, Politics

Few topics have dominated the German-American discourse lately more than China and the role of Huawei in 5G communications. Germans have become increasingly wary of Chinese interference, and are seeing …