Administration

The Administration of the Landtag is a service provider for the parliament and the citizens of the Land of Brandenburg. Its key task is to ensure that the parliamentary business runs as smoothly as possible and to create the organisational, staff-related, technical and material conditions for enabling the work of the Members of Parliament in the Landtag, insofar as such work is not the responsibilities of the groupings. Its tasks also include responding to the concerns of citizens who approach the Landtag as efficiently as possible in the scope of the legal possibilities and managing the public relations of the parliament appropriately.

Organisation

The President of the Landtag acts as the public representative of the parliament. She appoints and dismisses the parliamentary staff. During absences, the President is represented in the exercising of her duties by the Vice President. She exercises the right of access to and oversees the policing of the parliament. The permanent representative of the President in the Administration of the parliament is the Director.

Departments P and V

The Landtag is divided into two departments, department P (the parliament) and department V (the administration). These two departments are divided into various working areas known as divisions:

  • Division P 1: Plenum, Presiding Committee, Documentation, Parliamentary Office
  • Division P 2: Committee Service
  • Division P 3: Secretariat of the Petitions Committee
  • Division P 4: Shorthand Writer’s Service
  • Division P 5: European Affairs
  • Division V 1: Members’ Affairs
  • Division V 2: IT Services and Security, Communications Technology
  • Division V 3: Organisation, Budget, Coordination, Buildings Management
  • Division V 4: Public Relations, Visitor Service, Library
  • Division V 5: Legal Affairs, Personnel

Presiding Office

The Presiding Office of the Landtag is also responsible for the protocol which governs what happens during state visits or foreign visits. The Director of the Presiding Office also assumes the role of press spokesman of the Landtag.

Parliamentary Advisory Service

The Landtag has established a Parliamentary Advisory Service, the task of which is to provide the President of the Landtag, the committees and other bodies, including the groupings, with advice on legal matters. Upon request, the Parliamentary Advisory Service also compiles reports and statements of position on draft legislation and other parliamentary initiatives.

Further information on the Parliamentary Advisory Service (in German)

State Parliament Office in Brussels

The State Parliament Office for Brandenburg in Brussels establishes contact with the institutions of the European Union (EU) for the Landtag.

The office of the State Parliament Office is situated in the immediate proximity of the European Quarter in Brussels, the location of the majority of the EU institutions. The State Parliament Office in Brussels supports the Members of the Landtag and the groupings in the areas of European policy and European law. In this respect, it functions as a point of contact for EU affairs.

Further information on the State Parliament Office in Brussels (in German)

Contact

Landtag Brandenburg
Alter Markt 1
14467 Potsdam
Phone: (0331) 966-0
Fax: (0331) 966-1210