Minister and State Secretaries

Sigmar Gabriel is the Federal Minister for Economic Affairs and Energy. The State Secretaries support him in fulfilling his responsibilities.

The State Secretaries

These State Secretaries are appointed civil servants. They are responsible for the Directorates-General within the Ministry.

The Parliamentary State Secretaries

The Parliamentary State Secretaries are political appointees. They represent the Minister in the political arena, particularly in his work with the Bundestag, the Bundesrat, the party caucuses in those chambers and in specific policy fields.