Michael Cramer

Member of the European Parliament
In office
20 July 2004 – 2019
Personal details
Born (1949-06-16) 16 June 1949 (age 71)
Gevelsberg, Germany
Political party German
Alliance '90/The Greens
European Green Party

Michael Cramer (born 16 June 1949) is a German politician who served as Member of the European Parliament (MEP) from 2004 until 2019. He is a member of the Alliance '90/The Greens, part of the European Green Party.

Originally, Cramer 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 was a member of the European Parliament's Committee on Transport and Tourism and between 2014 and 2017 chairperson of that committee.[1] He was part of the Parliament's delegation to the 2008 United Nations Climate Change Conference in Poznań, Poland.[2]

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.[3]

In 2018, Cramer announced that he would not stand in the 2019 European elections but instead resign from active politics by the end of the parliamentary term.[4]

See also


  1. ^ Official page of Michael Cramer in the European Parliament's website
  2. ^ Jennifer Rankin (November 26, 2008), MEPs flock to Poznań meeting European Voice.
  3. ^ "Interview with Michael Cramer". ecoclub.com. International Ecotourism Club. Retrieved 11 December 2013.
  4. ^ Sabine Beikler and Ronja Ringelstein (May 28, 2018), Diese Berliner Politiker wollen ins EU-Parlament Der Tagesspiegel.