Ministry

Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Technologie (BMWi)

The central priority of economic policy - and therefore of the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy - is to lay the foundations for economic prosperity in Germany and to ensure that this prosperity is spread broadly throughout the population.

Federal Minister for Economic Affairs and Energy

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

State Secretaries

The State Secretaries are civil servants responsible for the Directorates-General within the Ministry. The Parliamentary State Secretaries are political appointees. They represent the Minister in the political arena.

Tasks and Structure

The Ministry's legislative, administrative and coordinating functions in areas such as competition policy, regional policy, SME policy, energy policy, and external economic policy are geared to this task. The Ministry's organisation reflects the spectrum of its activities.

Budget

The budget of the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy for 2014 amounts to approx. ¤7.407bn in total. The Ministry invests in and provides funding for growth, innovation and jobs.

Commissioners and Co-Ordinators

The Parliamentary State Secretaries at the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy Uwe Beckmeyer, Iris Gleicke and Brigitte Zypries serve as co-ordinators and/or commissioners of the Federal Government.

Advisory Boards

The advisory boards at the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy are composed of panels of experts who advise the Federal Minister on special issues of economic policy.

The Ministry's Agencies

The Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy has six agencies. This section provides a brief overview of their work and remit, and links to their websites.