In Europe and the world

For a powerful Europe with powerful regions

v.l.n.r.: Ministerpräsident Winfried Kretschmann, Bundeskanzlerin Angela Merkel und der französische Staatspräsident François Hollande (Foto: Staatsministerium Baden-Württemberg)

Baden-Württemberg – European and global player

Baden-Württemberg is situated at the very heart of Europe. The State Government is committed to a democratically participative Europe in which Baden-Württemberg has a powerful voice. The State has also cultivated close ties to its neighbours and partners around the world which have evolved over many decades.

Ministerpräsident Winfried Kretschmann (l.) und EU-Kommissionspräsident Jean-Claude Juncker (r.) im Gespräch
  • European Union

Helping to shape the face of Europe

We need a stronger Europe to overcome the current issue of national debt and the Euro crisis. This is why we are fully behind a strong European Union based on solidarity. EU structural policies are exerting a positive outcome on the state level. We are putting our weight behind ensuring that things stay that way.

Vue extérieure de la Représentation du land à Bruxelles.
  • European Union

State Representation in Brussels

The “Ländervertretung”, Baden-Württemberg’s representative office in the capital of the European Union, ensures that the voice of the State is heard in Brussels, and also focuses the attention of the State on developments taking place in Europe from the earliest possible juncture.

Ministerpräsident Winfried Kretschmann wird von Schülerinnen und Schülern der Hafenschule „Escola Padre Motta“ in Rio de Janeiro begrüßt. (Foto: Uli Regenscheit Fotografie)
  • International standing

Baden-Württemberg in the world

Baden-Württemberg cultivates ties throughout the world. Foreign trade, in particular, plays an outstandingly important role. The State has worked in close partnership with regions from all around the globe over many years. It is the intention of the State Government to pursue and extend its development cooperation with these partners.