On November 14, the ACG will host a discussion and luncheon with Michael Georg Link, Coordinator of Transatlantic Cooperation at the Federal Foreign Office and Member of the Bundestag (FDP).
Michael Georg Link is a member of the German Bundestag, now in his fourth legislative term. He represents the Free Democratic Party (FDP) and his home electoral district, Heilbronn in Baden-Württemberg. Mr. Link is the Spokesperson on Europe of the FDP Parliamentary Group, and since March 2022 he has been the Coordinator of Transatlantic Cooperation at the Federal Foreign Office.
Mr. Link is a member of the party council of the European Liberals (ALDE) and a member of the FDP national executive board in his capacity as party Treasurer. He is also a Vice-Chair of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly, where he collaborates closely with the U.S. Helsinki Commission. As a member of Heilbronn’s city council, he has remained politically active at the local level. In 2020, he was the Head OSCE observer at the U.S. general elections. From 2012 to 2013, he was Minister of State at the Federal Foreign responsible for relations with the United Nations, the European Union, the Council of Europe, the OSCE, and NATO, as well as bilateral relations with the United States and Canada. After his military service, Mr. Link studied Russian and French at the universities of Augsburg, Lausanne, and Heidelberg.