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Political involvement and parties

Every citizen can be involved in political life in Germany and influence policies, be it at local level, in the Federal Länder or at Federal level.

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The political and legal system

The Basic Law is the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Germany. It is the most important element in the legal foundation on which co-existence in Germany operates.

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Integration councils and advisory councils

Local integration advisory councils or advisory councils for foreign nationals frequently represent the interests of migrants. You can find out more about these committees here.

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Religion and religious communities

The large majority of people in Germany are Christians. Christian values and holidays therefore characterise life in Germany. But other religions also play a part in our society.

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There have been several occasions very recently in which people have pretended to be employees of the Federal Office and asked for an interview at which they questioned asylum applicants intensively. This took place in some cases on the pretext that a second hearing was allegedly needed. Important: The Federal Office does not conduct home visits! These individuals do not work for the Federal Office. The Federal Office has therefore filed criminal charges. If something similar happens to you, or if you observe anything of this nature as a carer, please report this to your local police station.Interviewers from reputable survey institutes who are currently conducting interviews as part of research projects in which data are collected on a voluntary basis clearly state who they are working for. They also give the name of the survey institute and prove this by showing the appropriate documentation. This means that you can make enquiries should you have any doubts.

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