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Germany

Germany, officially the Federal Republic of Germany, is a country in the western region of Central Europe. It is the second-most populous country in Europe after Russia, and the most populous member state of the European Union.
See also: European Union

Entities

Our standard dataset contains 14,706 entities connected with Germany. This may include sanctioned entities, politically-exposed persons (PEPs), and their close associates, or entities involved in criminal activity.

Data sources

We currently include 1 data source published by authorities or organizations based in Germany. See our global list of data sources and our criteria for selecting datasets.

NamePublisherCoverageEntities
Members of German Legislatures from AbgeordnetenWatchParlamentwatch e.V.non-official sourceupdated daily2,645

Politically-exposed persons (PEPs)

Our database contains 10,742 entities identified as PEPs connected with Germany.

National government positions

Number of known occupants
Head of state or governmentCurrentEndedStatus unclear
Chancellor1--
President1--
National executive branchesCurrentEndedStatus unclear
Bundesbeauftragter für die Opfer der SED-Diktatur--1
Minister for Digital & Transportation1--
Minister for Economic Affairs & Climate Action131
Minister for Economic Cooperation & Development1--
Minister for Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women, & Youth1--
Minister for Housing, Urban Development, and Building1--
Minister for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Nuclear Safety, and Consumer Protection1--
Minister of Defense1--
Minister of Education & Research1--
Minister of Finance1--
Minister of Food & Agriculture1--
Minister of Foreign Affairs1--
Minister of Health1--
Minister of Justice1--
Minister of Labor & Social Affairs1--
Minister of the Interior and Community1--
National legislative branchCurrentEndedStatus unclear
Member of the Bundestag7341,05912
National judicial branchCurrentEndedStatus unclear
Richter am Bundesgerichtshof--3
Richter am Bundesverwaltungsgericht--4
Central banking and financial integrityCurrentEndedStatus unclear
President of the Bundesbank-21
Diplomatic rolesCurrentEndedStatus unclear
ambassador of France to Germany-51
ambassador of Germany to Afghanistan-71
ambassador of Germany to Albania-61
ambassador of Germany to Algeria-51
ambassador of Germany to Angola-22
ambassador of Germany to Argentina-51
ambassador of Germany to Armenia-61
ambassador of Germany to Australia-61
ambassador of Germany to Austria-62
ambassador of Germany to Azerbaijan-51
ambassador of Germany to Bahrain-33
ambassador of Germany to Bangladesh-5-
ambassador of Germany to Belgium-41
ambassador of Germany to Benin-6-
ambassador of Germany to Bolivia-51
ambassador of Germany to Bosnia and Herzegovina-61
ambassador of Germany to Botswana-21
ambassador of Germany to Brazil-52
ambassador of Germany to Brunei-42
ambassador of Germany to Bulgaria-61
ambassador of Germany to Burkina Faso-5-
ambassador of Germany to Burundi-1-
ambassador of Germany to Cambodia-42
ambassador of Germany to Cameroon--1
ambassador of Germany to Canada-31
ambassador of Germany to Chad-61
ambassador of Germany to Chile-61
ambassador of Germany to China-51
ambassador of Germany to Colombia-62
ambassador of Germany to Costa Rica-51
ambassador of Germany to Croatia-51
ambassador of Germany to Cuba-7-
ambassador of Germany to Cyprus-51
ambassador of Germany to Denmark-61
ambassador of Germany to Djibouti-5-
ambassador of Germany to East Timor--1
ambassador of Germany to Ecuador-41
ambassador of Germany to Egypt-52
ambassador of Germany to El Salvador-31
ambassador of Germany to Equatorial Guinea-4-
ambassador of Germany to Estonia-4-
ambassador of Germany to Ethiopia-3-
ambassador of Germany to Fiji--1
ambassador of Germany to Finland-61
ambassador of Germany to France-61
ambassador of Germany to Gabon-23
ambassador of Germany to Georgia-61
ambassador of Germany to Ghana-51
ambassador of Germany to Greece-61
ambassador of Germany to Guatemala-41
ambassador of Germany to Guinea-31
ambassador of Germany to Haiti-62
ambassador of Germany to Honduras-62
ambassador of Germany to Hungary-71
ambassador of Germany to Iceland-41
ambassador of Germany to India-5-
ambassador of Germany to Indonesia-51
ambassador of Germany to Iran-4-
ambassador of Germany to Iraq-10-
ambassador of Germany to Ireland-51
ambassador of Germany to Israel-51
ambassador of Germany to Italy-51
ambassador of Germany to Ivory Coast-31
ambassador of Germany to Jamaica-51
ambassador of Germany to Japan-51
ambassador of Germany to Jordan-42
ambassador of Germany to Kazakhstan-51
ambassador of Germany to Kenya-11
ambassador of Germany to Kosovo-3-
ambassador of Germany to Kuwait-61
ambassador of Germany to Kyrgyzstan-41
ambassador of Germany to Laos-31
ambassador of Germany to Latvia-62
ambassador of Germany to Lebanon-82
ambassador of Germany to Liberia-12
ambassador of Germany to Libya-13
ambassador of Germany to Lithuania-51
ambassador of Germany to Luxembourg-53
ambassador of Germany to Madagascar-52
ambassador of Germany to Malawi-31
ambassador of Germany to Malaysia-31
ambassador of Germany to Mali-3-
ambassador of Germany to Malta-22
ambassador of Germany to Mauritania-5-
ambassador of Germany to Mexico-41
ambassador of Germany to Moldova-6-
ambassador of Germany to Mongolia-61
ambassador of Germany to Montenegro-11
ambassador of Germany to Morocco-51
ambassador of Germany to Mozambique-71
ambassador of Germany to Myanmar-3-
ambassador of Germany to Namibia-51
ambassador of Germany to Nepal-41
ambassador of Germany to New Zealand-51
ambassador of Germany to Nicaragua-4-
ambassador of Germany to Niger-52
ambassador of Germany to Nigeria-21
ambassador of Germany to North Korea-41
ambassador of Germany to North Macedonia-11
ambassador of Germany to Norway-51
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Subnational government positions

Number of known occupants
Subnational head of state or governmentCurrentEndedStatus unclear
President of the Landtag--2
President of the Landtag of Bavaria--1
President of the Landtag of Schleswig-Holstein--1
Präsident des Landtags von Nordrhein-Westfalen--2
Präsident des Landtags von Thüringen--4
Subnational legislative branchCurrentEndedStatus unclear
Landtag of Saxony--1
member of Landtag--18
Member of Landtag of Rhineland-Palatinate-6340
Member of the Abgeordnetenhaus of Berlin15912550
member of the Berlin City Council--1
Member of the Bürgerschaft Hamburg123--
Member of the Landtag Baden-Württemberg1541381
Member of the Landtag Bayern203--
Member of the Landtag Brandenburg88-224
Member of the Landtag Hessen133--
Member of the Landtag Niedersachsen146--
Member of the Landtag Nordrhein-Westfalen195--
Member of the Landtag of Bavaria-149488
member of the Landtag of Hesse-4459
Member of the Landtag of Lower Saxony-3545
Member of the Landtag of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern792195
member of the Landtag of North Rhine-Westphalia-40224
Member of the Landtag of Saxony-1360
member of the Landtag of Saxony-Anhalt--319
Member of the Landtag of Schleswig-Holstein692237
Member of the Landtag of Thuringia-9244
Member of the Landtag Rheinland-Pfalz101--
Member of the Landtag Saarland514920
Member of the Landtag Sachsen119--
Member of the Landtag Sachsen-Anhalt97--
Member of the Landtag Thüringen90--
President of the Abgeordnetenhaus of Berlin-1-
Vice President of the Landtag of Schleswig-Holstein-13

Other positions

Number of known occupants
PositionCurrentEndedStatus unclear
member of the Hamburg Parliament-1624
Member of the Bürgerschaft of Bremen8730344
deputy member of the Bundesrat of Germany-7872
Parliamentary Secretary in Germany-37109
Member of the 21st Hamburg Parliament--107
Member of the Bundesrat of Germany-5150
secretary of state from Germany-288
Justice of the Federal Constitutional Court6281
burgomaster-120
President of the Bundesrat of Germany-20-
Permanent Representative of Germany to the United Nations-123
Liste der Mitglieder der Bremischen Bürgerschaft (18. Wahlperiode)--12
Federal Minister of Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth-81
Federal Government Commissioner for the New Federal States of Germany-71
Federal Minister of Defence-61
Federal Minister of Food and Agriculture-61
State Minister-25
Vice-Chancellor of Germany-61
Chancellery Chief of Staff-51
Federal Government Commissioner for Matters Related to Ethnic German Resettlers and National Minorities-51
Federal Minister for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety-51
Federal Minister of Health-51
Federal Minister of Labour and Social Affairs-6-
Permanent Representative of Germany to NATO-51
Vice President of the Bundestag-24
Federal Government Commissioner for Migration, Refugees and Integration-41
Federal Minister for Foreign Affairs-41
Federal Minister for Special Affairs of Germany-41
Federal Minister of Finance-41
Federal Minister of the Interior-5-
Parliamentary Commissioner for the Armed Forces-41
Permanent Representative of Germany to the European Union-41
Special Representative of the Federal Government for Afghanistan and Pakistan-5-
Federal Minister of Economic Cooperation and Development-31
Federal Minister of Economics and Technology-4-
Federal Minister of Education and Research-31
Federal Minister of Transport and Digital Infrastructure-31
First Mayor of Hamburg--4
president of Germany-31
President of the Bundestag-31
Chef der Staatskanzlei-21
Federal Chancellor of Germany-21
Federal Minister of Justice-21
Federal Minister of Justice and Consumer Protection-3-
Federal Minister of Transportation-3-
German Federal Government spokesperson-3-
German Minister of State-21
Governing Mayor of Berlin-21
Inspector of the Army-21
Ministerialdirigent--3
Public Prosecutor General-21
mayor of Bremen--2
Minister for Federal, European and International Affairs and the Media of North Rhine-Westphalia-11
Minister für Bildung, Wissenschaft und Kultur des Landes Mecklenburg-Vorpommern-11
Minister-President of Hesse-11
Minister-President of North Rhine-Westphalia-11
Minister-President of the Saarland-11
Minister-President of Thuringia-2-
ambassadeur du Liban en Allemagne--1
Baden-Württemberg Ministry of Transport--1
Bavarian minister of finance--1
Baviarian Minister of Justice--1
Bayerischer Staatsminister für Bundes- und Europaangelegenheiten--1
Bayerischer Staatsminister für Landwirtschaft--1
Bayerischer Staatsminister für Wirtschaft, Landesentwicklung und Energie--1
Chef der Sächsischen Staatskanzlei--1
Fed. President1--
Federal minister (Germany)--1
Federal Minister for Housing, Urban Development and Construction--1
Federal Minister of the Interior and for Community--1
Head of the Fed. Chancellery & Minister for Special Tasks1--
Member of the 17th Hamburg Parliament--1
Member of the 20th Hamburg Parliament--1
Minister für Soziales, Integration und Gleichstellung des Landes Mecklenburg-Vorpommern--1
Minister of Social Affairs, Health and Integration--1
minister-president--1
Minister-President of Baden-Württemberg--1
Minister-President of Bavaria--1
Minister-President of Brandenburg--1
Minister-President of Lower Saxony--1
Minister-President of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern--1
Minister-President of Rhineland-Palatinate--1
Minister-President of Saxony--1
Minister-President of Saxony-Anhalt--1
Minister-President of Schleswig-Holstein--1
President, Bundesbank1--
Senator of Finance of Berlin--1
Senator of the Interior of Berlin-1-
Sonderbevollmächtigter der Bundesregierung für Migrationsabkommen--1
Vice Chancellor1--

What do these numbers mean?

We keep track both if political positions and the individuals who occupy those positions over time. Of course, a person can hold a position for multiple terms, and multiple people can occupy the same position at the same time (e.g. members of parliament).

If a person previously held a position, and currently holds the same position, they are only counted once and recorded under Current. If it is unclear from the source whether they have left the position, they will be counted under Unclear.

How can status be unclear?

Some of the data sources we rely on indicate both past and present holders of political offices. In those cases, a lack of a precise end date for a person's occupancy of a position can mean that we don't know whether they currently hold the position or not. Read more...