Germany in Europe
Nowadays European policy covers all policy fields. To be an effective advocate of Germany’s interests in Europe, the Federal Government needs efficient policy coordination mechanisms. moreThe making of German government policy on Europe
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
The Weimar Triangle was established on 29 August 1991 by a joint declaration issued in Weimar by the Foreign Ministers of Germany, Poland and France. It was intended to bear witness to the successful reconciliation process that had brought Germany closer to its two largest immediate neighbours to the west and east after the horrors of the Second World War. The three partners have held regular consultations on European and foreign policy matters ever since. moreThe Weimar Triangle