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ⓘ Ministry of Economics and Technology of Germany. The Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology is a Federal Ministry of the Federal Republic of Germany. It w ..




Ministry of Economics and Technology of Germany
                                     

ⓘ Ministry of Economics and Technology of Germany

The Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology is a Federal Ministry of the Federal Republic of Germany. It was founded 1949 as the Federal Ministry of the Economy.

It was combined in May 1971 with the Federal Ministry of Finance to make the Federal Ministry of Economics and Finance. This joining only lasted until December 1972.

In 1998 the technology area of the Ministry of Research and Development was given to the ministry so that it was called Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology. It was joined with the Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs to make the Federal Ministry of Economics and Labour between 2002 and 2005.

The new Federal Government of Angela Merkel split the two areas so that there is a Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology again.

                                     

1. History

The ministry has had many names

  • 2002-2005 - the Federal Ministry of Economics and Labour
  • 1919-1945 - the Reich Ministry of Trade and Commerce
  • 1998-2002 - the Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology
  • since end 2005 - Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology
  • 1946-1949 - the Administration Office for the Economy
  • 1949-1998 - the Federal Ministry of Economics
  • 1917-1919 - Reichswirtschaftsamt the Reich Economy Office
                                     

2. Structure of the ministry

To do its job, the ministry is divided into nine departments, the central division deals with administration, the other divisions deal with a certain area of policy. There are also some independent agencies which report to the ministry

Ministry divisions

  • V - International Economic policy
  • III - Energy policy
  • E - European Affairs
  • IV - Industrial policy
  • Z - Central division
  • VI - Communication and post policy
  • II - Middle class policy
  • VII - Technology policy
  • I - Economic policy

Authorities

  • Electricity, Gas, Telecommunications, Post and Railways Federal Network Agency - BNetzA, Bonn
  • Federal Office of Economy and Export Control - BAFA, Eschborn, Bochum
  • Physical technological Federal Institute - PTB, Brunswick, Berlin
  • Federal cartel office - BKartA, Bonn
  • Federal Institute of Geowissenschaften and raw material - BGR, Hanover, Berlin
  • Federal Institute of Materials Research and Examination - BAM, Berlin
  • Federal Agency for Foreign Trade - bfai, Cologne
                                     

3. Federal Ministers

Economics 1949 to 1998 1971/72: Federal Ministry of Economics and Finance

  • 1972-1977: Hans Friedrichs, FDP
  • 1972: Helmut Schmidt, SPD
  • 1991-1993: Jurgen Mollemann, FDP
  • 1988-1991: Helmut Hausmann, FDP/DVP
  • 1982: Manfred Lahnstein, SPD
  • 1984-1988: Martin Bangemann, FDP/DVP
  • 1977-1982: Otto Graf Lambsdorff, FDP
  • 1966-1972: Karl Schiller, SPD
  • 1993-1998: Gunter Rexrodt, FDP
  • 1949-1963: Ludwig Erhard, independent
  • 1963-1966: Kurt Schmucker, CDU
  • 1982-1984: Otto Graf Lambsdorff, FDP

The ministry had many junior ministers, one who has gone on to a more important political job is Norbert Lammert, CDU, who was parliamentary permanent secretary between 1994 and 1997. Lammert became President of the Bundestag in 2005

Of the ministrys top civil servants, called the "established permanent secretary", Klaus von Dohnanyi is best known. He was established permanent secretary in 1968 and 1969. He is a famous economist and was First Mayor of Hamburg

Federal Minister for Economy and Technology 1998 to 2002

  • 1998-2002: Werner Muller, independent

Federal Minister for Economics and Labour 2002 to 2005

  • 2002-2005: Wolfgang Clement, SPD

Federal Minister for Economics and Technology since 2005

  • 2005-2009: Michael Glos, CSU
  • 2009: Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg, CSU
  • 2009-2011: Rainer Bruderle, FDP
  • 2011-2013: Philipp Rosler, FDP

Federal Minister for Economic Affairs and Energy, since 2013

  • 2013-2017: Sigmar Gabriel, SPD
  • 2017-: Brigitte Zypries, SPD


                                     

4. Headquarters

The main headquarters of the ministry is in InvalidenstraSe in Berlin-Mitte. It is number of buildings which used to be the Kaiser Wilhelm academy armed forces medical school and the old hospital. The second headquarters of the ministry is the old Gallwitz barracks in Bonn-Duisdorf.

                                     
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