Thu, Sep. 07, 2006

Federal Reform

KS - Münster.   In June and July 2006, both houses in Berlin Bundestag and Bundesrat, passed federalism reform legislation with the necessary two-thirds majority.

The reform became effective on September 1, 2006. It is the largest set of amendments to the constitution in the history of the Federal Republic of Germany. The amendments focus on realigning the correlation between the federation and the states concerning legislation and the states' autonomy in administration.


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