Political system, Parliament & Parties
Germany is a federation. The federation and the 16 Länder (states) each have areas of responsibility of their own.
The 16 Länder
Living in Germany
Germany is a cosmopolitan country shaped by a pluralism of lifestyles.
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.
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.
Germany is a value-based, democratic, economically successful, and cosmopolitan country.
The Skilled Immigration Act makes it easier for qualified foreigners to enter the German labour market.
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.
Germany is making major investments in research and development, and boasts global connections as a centre for science.
Together with its partners, Germany champions peace, security, democracy, and human rights the world over.
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.
Germany boasts a free and broadly representative media world. Over the past few years, digitisation has significantly changed the way people utilise the media.
Policies on integration are a key field of political decision-making in Germany and also an important social task.
Germany and its partners are working to ensure sustainable global development – with an eye on society, business and the environment.
Germany supports the free market and is firmly integrated in the global economy.
Germany as a lively cultural nation: The rich art and culture scene in Germany is developing constantly.
Society in the Federal Republic is diverse and cosmopolitan. Many people are actively involved in public life.