Doctor of Laws. Former Senator for Urban Development and Environmental Protection in Berlin (1981-1983 and 1991-1996), former Senator for Cultural Affairs (1983-1989). Chairman of the Managing Board of "Partner für Berlin" (1996-2002). Co-founder of “A Soul for Europe” and President of the Board of Management of the “A Soul for Europe” E.E.I.G. Spokesperson of “Wir sind Europa”.