The Federal Chancellor Federal chancellor The Federal Chancellor is the only member of the Federal Government to be elected. The constitution empowers him to personally choose his ministers, who head the most important political authorities. Moreover it is the Chancellor who determines the number of ministries and their responsibilities… Read more › is the head of the Federal Government Federal Government The Federal Government and cabinet is made up of the Federal Chancellor and the Federal Ministers. While the Chancellor holds the power to issue directives, the ministers have departmental powers, meaning that they independently run their respective ministries in the framework of those directives… Read more › . Along with federal ministers, the Chancellor forms the Federal Government – the cabinet. While the Federal Chancellor holds responsibility for setting guidelines for policy, the principle of ministerial independence applies, where each minister runs their ministry independently within the framework of the policy guidelines. The principle of collective responsibility also applies, according to which the Federal Government decides on disputed issues by majority vote. The Basic Law The Basic Law The Basic Law determines that Germany is a constitutional state: All state authorities are subject to judicial control. Section 1 of the Basic Law is of particular relevance. It stipulates that respect for human dignity is the most important aspect of the constitution: “Human dignity shall be… Read more › does not stipulate the number of ministers. Ministers may be replaced during the course of a legislative period.
Since the end of 2021, the Federal Cabinet has consisted of Federal Chancellor Olaf Scholz, along with 15 ministers and the Head of the Chancellery. The Federal Ministries are the most senior federal authorities in each department. The Federal Chancellor sets the guidelines for policy and bears responsibility for them.
The federal capital Berlin Berlin Once a year, during the Berlinale film festival, the world of the silver screen focuses its attention on Berlin. And the city’s inhabitants are used to global interest. After all, the people of Berlin have lived in a capital city since 1458. However, there is also a shady side to the city’s history… Read more › is the seat of government. Bonn was the capital before German reunification in 1990. In June 1991 the Bundestag The Bundestag The Bundestag is the elected representation of the German people. Technically speaking half the 598 seats in the Bundestag are allocated by means of the parties’ state lists (the second vote) and the other half by the direct election of candidates in the 299 constituencies (the first vote). This… Read more › decided that Berlin would become the seat of parliament and government. Nevertheless, six federal ministries kept their headquarters in Bonn, and all ministries have offices in both cities. Bonn, as the second political centre of the Federal Republic, also bears the name of the Federal City of Bonn.
Federal Ministry of Finance
Federal Ministry of the Interior and Community
Federal Foreign Office
Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action
Federal Ministry of Justice
Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs
Federal Ministry of Defence
Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture
Federal Ministry for Family Affairs,
Senior citizens are not only growing older, but are healthier, fitter and more active than in the past. They are also economically better off: the over-60s hold almost a third of total purchasing power. The life style of the 50+ generation: almost one in two cares increasingly about fitness, health…
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, Women and Youth
Federal Ministry of Health
Federal Ministry for Digital and Transport
Federal Ministry for the Environment,
There are around 48,000 native animal species and over 24,000 native species of land plants, mosses, fungi, lichens and algae in Germany. Nature conservation is a state goal in the Federal Republic and is entrenched in Article 20a of the Basic Law. There are thousands of designated nature…
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, Nuclear Safety and Consumer Protection
Federal Ministry of Education and Research
Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development
Federal Ministry of Building