The Common Good hosted an in depth conversation with MP Philipp Missfelder which focused on policy issues including health care, social security and fiscal responsibility, the economy and the environment, the Middle East, European security and the expansion of the German military as well as its foreign affairs.
Philipp Missfelder was a member of the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) since 1995 and had been targeted as an up and comer in European and international politics. He has served as the leader of the largest German youth organization, the Junge Union (JU), of which he has been a member since 1993. Seen as a real-world politician with a “no holds barred” attitude, he stated in the Bundestag: “We cannot act as though we can paint the world pink and everything will be O.K…. We are a grown-up country and must define our policies through strategic interests.”