Germany in Europe
Nowadays European policy covers all policy fields. To be an effective advocate of Germany’s interests in Brussels, we need efficient policy coordination within the Federal Government. moreHow does the Federal Government make decisions on European policy?
The right of the Länder to participate in EU affairs has been strengthened in both content and formal terms as a result of European integration. The political aim here is to compensate for their loss of domestic powers as a result of the transfer of sovereign rights to the EU by giving them the right to help formulate German EU policy. moreCooperation on EU issues with the federal states (Länder) and the Bundesrat
German is one of the currently 21 EU languages accorded equal status under EEC Council Regulation No. 1 of 1958. The Federal Government is working for German language skills to be recognized as a career-enhancing qualification and has taken steps to make German courses for this target group more attractive. moreGerman as an EU language
Europe’s success story would not have been possible without broad civil commitment to the European idea.
Civil society organizations have played an important role here.
moreA Citizen’s Europe
Germany, Poland and France cooperate closely in the Weimar Triangle. The Foreign Ministers and Ministers for European Affairs of the three countries meet regularly in this constellation to discuss current political issues and inject fresh impetus into specific areas of foreign and European policy. moreThe Weimar Triangle