Jürgen Trittin was born in Bremen and studied social sciences in Göttingen. After graduating, he worked as a research assistant, press spokesman and freelance journalist. From 1990 to 1994, he served as the Minister of Federal and European Affairs for the State of Lower Saxony.  

From 1998 to 2005, Jürgen Trittin was Minister for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety. He then served as a Member of the Committee for European Affairs, as coordinator of the International Politics Study and as Vice Chairman of his political group. From 2009 to 2013, he served as the Group Chairman of “Die Grünen”.

Today, Mr. Trittin works as a member of the Bundestag’s Committee on Foreign Affairs.