Parliamentary Sate Secretary Oliver Wittke has been appointed the new Federal Government Special Representative for the implementation of the international Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) in Germany (D-EITI).
The appointment of Federal Government Commissioners and Coordinators underlines the particular importance of these policy areas for the Federal Government. Commissioners and Coordinators are to coordinate, accompany and support the main activities of the Federal Government in its policy areas. They represent the Federal Government at national, European and international level and are contacts for citizens, business and associations.
The Cabinet today also took note of the appointment of Parliamentary State Secretary Christian Hirte as Commissioner for the New Federal States. The new Commissioner is to represent the interests of the Federal States in eastern Germany both inside and outside the Federal Government.
Further information on the Commissioners and Coordinators can be found at www.bmwi.de.