Federal Government Commissioner Frank Schwabe
About Frank Schwabe
- Born on 12 November 1970 in Waltrop
- Married, three children
Career and political background
Frank Schwabe has been a directly elected member of the German Bundestag since 2005. He served for many years as the SPD parliamentary group’s spokesperson on climate action and has long been actively committed to human rights and humanitarian aid.
He is a member of the Committee on Foreign Affairs and a member of the German delegation to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, of which he is also chairperson.
Frank Schwabe is the son of a miner and a housewife and was born on 12 November 1970 in Waltrop. He is a Protestant Christian. He is married and has three children.
He is the chairperson of an association for German-Greek-Turkish town twinnings and has also been very involved with Latin America for many years. He has travelled extensively across the world and so had frequently come into contact with issues relating to freedom of religion or belief before taking office.