Viola von Cramon-Taubadel

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Viola von Cramon-Taubadel, often officially referred as simply Viola von Cramon (Halle (Westphalia), 23 March 1970) is an Alliance '90/The Greens politician who represented Lower Saxony in the Bundestag, the German federal parliament from 2009 to 2013.[1] Within her Parliamentary Fraction Viola von Cramon was spokeswoman for the European Foreign Affairs and Sports.[2] Besides that, she was also responsible for topics concerning China, Central Asia and the Eastern Partnership.

Early Career

Viola von Cramon graduated from Ratsgymnasium Bielefeld in 1989. From 1990 to 1991 she did an internship in field of Agriculture at Demeter Charity Organization in Upper Bavaria. From 1992 to 1993 Viola von Cramon was an Erasmus Scholar at Wye College in Kent Country followed by the Language and Study visit to Russia in 1993, traineeship in Voronezh and Belgorod within the World Bank Feasibility study project in 1994 and Study visit to Estonia in 1995. Later, in 1996, Viola von Cramon was employed as an Assistant to the Ukrainian Government within the economic-political project of German Government in Kiev. She continued studies and graduated University of Bonn in 1997 with a degree in Agricultural economics. From 1993 to 1996, parallel to her studies and professional activities, Viola von Cramon lectured at Agra-Europe and other publishing houses. From 1997 to 2004 she was operating independent projects in Central and Eastern Europe. In 2006-2007 she was attending the lectures at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York.[3]


  1. Biography on German Parliament web-page, accessed December 26th, 2013
  2. List of Viola von Cramon's topic areas in German, accessed December 26th, 2013
  3. Biography on German Parliament web-page accessed December 2013