Areas of Expertise

  • EU policy coordination in Germany
  • EU external relations, including neighborhood policy
  • EU enlargement

Short Bio

DGAP associate fellow Rainer Rudolph is deputy head of mission at the German Embassy Vienna. In 2019/2020, he worked at DGAP as a senior fellow.

From 2014 until 2019, Rudolph was head of division at the German Federal Chancellery, where he was responsible for relations with EU member states, EU enlargement, and EU external relations. Previously, he worked for the German Foreign Ministry with postings at the German Embassy in Warsaw and Washington, DC, as well as at the Permanent Representation to the EU in Brussels.


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[Last updated: January 2023]

Rainer Rudolph


In the media


Die Grenzen der Video-Diplomatie

Die Corona-Krise beeinträchtigt die politische Zusammenarbeit in der EU. Schon jetzt ist klar: Digitale Konferenzformen können direkten Austausch nicht ersetzen.

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