Raphaël Vogt

Interview

Raphaël Vogt

Raphael is a famous German-French actor. In his free time, he travels with his family in a motorhome when he is not busy with Thai boxing or kickboxing.  Here is his webpage

Raphaël, what does Europe mean for you?

For me, Europe means primarily being able to travel with the “freedom without passport controls”. At least if you are not flying. In addition, nowadays we exchange many goods together, also thanks to online-trade. Europe is also my workplace. In the last 3 weeks, I have visited 5 countries in the EU, professionally and privately. That’s great. Hopefully, the possibilities will not change too fast. I often shoot films in other European countries, including England. When the Brexit comes, I fear that working there will be more difficult than before.

In your opinion, what does Europe mean for your home country, Germany?

For Germany, Europe is already a big challenge. We, as a comparably rich country, bear a great responsibility towards the economically weaker European countries. As a Berliner, half French and through the French school, I grew up quite cosmopolitan. Nevertheless, I understand myself as a German and as a Frenchman and not as a European.

Is there anything else you want to say about Europe?

The last election results show it clearly. Europe has a number of congruent problems, each of which has a strong influence on domestic politics. For example, in refugee policy, it is important to find a common line that, on the one hand, takes into account the fears and needs of the countries and, on the other, does not neglect our democratic, constitutional values.

In the last 3 weeks, I have visited 5 countries in the EU, professionally and privately. That’s great.

Raphaël