The Federal Ministry of the Interior is responsible for a wide range of issues, from ensuring public security and modernizing public administration to protecting data privacy and promoting sport.
The Federal Ministry of the Interior is responsible for security, for protecting the public against violence, terrorism and crime, and for protecting our Constitution, so that the fundamental values inscribed there continue to be a living reality in our society.
The Federal Ministry of the Interior has various social policy tasks ranging from dialogue with churches and religious communities to civic education and sports promotion. The major focus of the ministry’s work is on promoting democracy as well as political and social participation.
In addition to asylum, refugees, the labour market and the EU’s internal market, migration is among the key issues of home affairs policy.
In Germany, civil servants, judges, military personnel and other employees work in the public administration. The exercise of state authority as a permanent function is usually assigned to civil servants because of their special relationship of service and loyalty under public law.
The Federal Government attaches great importance to international cooperation with countries within and beyond Europe.
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