Dieser Gastbeitrag von mir ist am 30. Juni 2013 in der Sonntagsausgabe der New York Times erschienen.
Thank you for visiting my website! My name is Malte Spitz and I have been a member of the federal executive board for BÜNDNIS/DIE GRÜNEN since 2006. Currently, I am running in the Bundestagswahl 2013, or German federal election. Here, you can learn more about me, my ideas and my work.
Important issues for me are Green politics from a young perspective, which includes topics like internet policy, civil rights and much more. Anything I initiate, work on, or have a personal interest in will be presented on here. I would like to do more with this website than have just a digital business card. I want to use this as a way to contact you. Politics always involves communication and I encourage that here: I am always happy to read emails or comments on my blogs. You can also hear the latest from me on my twitter account.
As a politician, I mainly work with the following topics: Media policy, civil rights, internet policy and the international network of Green parties and movements. Outside of work, I am technology enthusiast and an avid traveler. All of this will be reflected here, in either pictures, articles or reports.
For the Bundestagswahl 2013, I am running as a candidate for voting district 144 (Unna 1), which includes the cities Unna, Kamen, Bergkamen, Bönen, Holzwickede, Schwerte and Fröndenberg. I am also number 16 on the party list for BÜNDNIS 90/DIE GRÜNEN in North Rhine-Westphalia. On this website, you will also find plenty of information about my campaign.
I hope you enjoy reading my blogs and I look forward to hearing from you!
After becoming a member of BÜNDNIS 90/DIE GRÜNEN in 2001, Malte Spitz has served as one of the six members of the Executive Committee of the German Greens, from 2006 till 2013. Since october 2013 he is member of the Federal Party Council of the German Greens. Currently, he works in Berlin and resides there… Weiterlesen »
Greens politics have always operated under the mantra: Think Globally, Act Locally. As the International Coordinator of our Party, I seek out ways to ensure that we as Bündnis 90/Die Grünen have strong connections abroad and support global green movements. I coordinate the international work done by the Bündnis 90/Die Grünen with the European Green… Weiterlesen »
Civil rights apply to everyone. They provide a foundation to our understanding of a democratic nation based on justice and integrity by protecting individuals and private actors from the state. Although our civil rights have been secured and protected through Germany’s Basic Law, the European Charter on Fundamental Rights and the Declaration on Human Rights,… Weiterlesen »
We all live together in a democracy. Although our democratic system is not confronted with the types of anti-democratic aspirations we clearly oppose, it is facing considerable challenges that need to be thought about and discussed. I am fighting for a society that is both democratic and open, where civic engagement isn’t just possible, but… Weiterlesen »
For me privacy means that some basic rules apply and not a vague red line like former minister of interior Mr. de Maizière said. These rules are in case of handling the data, that the principle of data economy is adhered and that I have the right to know what data is stored about me…. Weiterlesen »
In 2009, the parliamentary groups of the German Greens in the Bundestag and the European Parliament published a law-study on the issue of a culture-flatrate (Kulturflatrate). The study examines German and international laws to see what kind of possibilities there are for implementation of a Kulturflatrate. The study is also available for download in english.