You sat at the cabinet table for eleven years. Nobody has been Minister for Development and Economic Cooperation for as long as you. How much do you lack office and influence?

I am still pursuing my life themes: to do something with all my might to counteract climate change, discrimination against women, pandemics and diseases such as HIV and malaria that are still deadly. I did that when I was in the EU Parliament, then in the Bundestag and as a minister.

And today?

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