There are many important issues and projects on the agenda for Germany’s Federal government.
Germany wants to leave the age of fossil fuels and nuclear energy behind. It is committed to fostering renewable energies through the “energy reform”, as it is known. The last nuclear power station is due to be decommissioned in 2022.
Digital networking is changing the world. The German government wants to play an active role in this transformation. This not only revolves around technology, but also issues such as freedom, digital self-determination, and democracy.
Helping families with children is an important concern for the German government. This means, for example, enabling men and women to balance work and family life.
Germany enjoys close international relations with a broad network of countries. Together with its partners, Germany endeavours worldwide to achieve peace, democracy, human rights, and security.
The written Constitution comprises 146 articles, including the fundamental rights of citizens. Article 1 guarantees the inviolability of human dignity and emphasises the legally binding nature of basic rights.
Men and women aged 18 and over may vote in general elections. For elections to the city parliaments, for example, some federal states allow those aged 16 and over to vote.
In Germany, one of the founding members of European integration, the EU is often rated more positively than negatively. As a glance at the „Eurobarometer“ shows.