The State Representation works as an "embassy" for Rhineland-Palatinate in the capital city of Berlin. Much like a hinge, it moves information from Mainz and Brussels to Berlin and vice versa.
Germany's federalist state structure is reflected in the fact that the states have a say in the Bundesrat on laws and ordinances at the federal level. The State Representation prepares this participation in all decisions at the federal political level for Rhineland-Palatinate. State Premier Malu Dreyer also leads the Rhineland-Palatinate state government in the Bundesrat; the representative of the State to the Federal Government, State Secretary Heike Raab, prepares the extensive meetings together with the team of the State Representation.
The State Representation is also a cultural, political and economic showcase for Rhineland-Palatinate. With exhibitions, readings and concerts - in person and digitally - we show the diversity of the state of Rhineland-Palatinate and our work on the political stage in Berlin and Brussels.
Recent press releases and initiatives in the Bundesrat from Rhineland-Palatinate are only available in German.