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Germany at a glance

The Federal Republic of Germany lies in the heart of Europe and is a cosmopolitan, democratic country with a great tradition and a lively present. Facts and figures at a glance.

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Bundestag
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Political System and Federalism

Germany is a value-based, democratic, economically successful, and cosmopolitan country.

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Arbeiten in Deutschland
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Working in Germany

The Skilled Immigration Act makes it easier for qualified foreigners to enter the German labour market.

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Frieden und Sicherheit
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Peace and security

Together with its partners, Germany champions peace, security, democracy, and human rights the world over.

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Containerschiff
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Global trade partner

Germany supports the free market and is firmly integrated in the global economy.

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Politics

Political system, Parliament & Parties

Germany is a federation. The federation and the 16 Länder (states) each have areas of responsibility of their own.

Angela Merkel, Heiko Maas
Federal Government

The Federal Chancellor and the federal ministers form the Federal Government, the cabinet.

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Bundestag
Parliament & Parties

The German Bundestag is elected every four years by free, secret, and direct ballot by citizens aged 18 and over who are eligible to vote.

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Bundesrat
Federal Republic

 Germany is defined by federalism. Through the Bundesrat, the upper House, the Länder (states) participate in the legislative process.

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Politisches System
Political system

The Federal Republic of Germany is structured as a federal state and parliamentary democracy.

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The 16 Länder

Deutschland-Karte
Forschung und Innovation
Research and innovation

Germany is making major investments in research and development, and boasts global connections as a centre for science.

Hände halten Pflanzen
Sustainability and environment

Germany and its partners are working to ensure sustainable global development – with an eye on society, business and the environment.

Geografie Deutschland
Society

Living in Germany

Germany is a cosmopolitan country shaped by a pluralism of lifestyles.

Frankfurt am Main
Land of Diversity

Germany is certainly diverse. Exciting cities and great variety in countryside such as the North Sea coast and the Alps are a source of fascination.

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Vibrant Nation of Culture

Germany’s reputation as a great European cultural nation is based on famous names, its very vibrant art scene, and cosmopolitan diversity.

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Enriching Diversity

Germany is defined by a pluralism of lifestyles. Demographic change is set to play a major role in the coming years.

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All topics at a glance
Brandenburger Tor
Germany at a glance

The Federal Republic of Germany lies in the heart of Europe and is a cosmopolitan, democratic country with a great tradition and a lively present. Facts and figures at a glance.

Fahnen Deutschland und Europa
Germany and Europe

In the second half of 2020 Germany will assume the Presidency of the EU Council and will play a strong role in helping shape the European Union’s future face.

Bundestag
Political System and Federalism

Germany is a value-based, democratic, economically successful, and cosmopolitan country.

Arbeiten in Deutschland
Working in Germany

The Skilled Immigration Act makes it easier for qualified foreigners to enter the German labour market.

Bildung und Hochschule
Education and university

Germany is well positioned as a place of education, research and scholarship. Dual vocational training is a proven model for success and in the country rankings, Germany is amongst the most popular destinations for international students.

Forschung und Innovation
Research and innovation

Germany is making major investments in research and development, and boasts global connections as a centre for science.

Frieden und Sicherheit
Peace and security

Together with its partners, Germany champions peace, security, democracy, and human rights the world over.

Klima und Energie
Climate and energy

Climate protection is a matter of great importance in Germany. In the form of the Energy Transition and with the conscious development of renewable energies, Germany is moving towards a sustainable future.

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Media and communication

Germany boasts a free and broadly representative media world. Over the past few years, digitisation has significantly changed the way people utilise the media.

Migration und Integration
Migration and Integration

Policies on integration are a key field of political decision-making in Germany and also an important social task.

Hände halten Pflanzen
Sustainability and environment

Germany and its partners are working to ensure sustainable global development – with an eye on society, business and the environment.

Containerschiff
Global trade partner

Germany supports the free market and is firmly integrated in the global economy.

Gemälde
Culture and art

Germany as a lively cultural nation: The rich art and culture scene in Germany is developing constantly.

Sport Jung und Alt
Living in Germany

Society in the Federal Republic is diverse and cosmopolitan. Many people are actively involved in public life.