As Head of Government, Minister-President Daniel Günther (curriculum vitae) determines the broad guidelines of the government policy for Schleswig-Holstein. He appoints male and female ministers and represents the Land Schleswig-Holstein in all its matters externally. His duties are comparable to those assigned to the Federal Chancellor and even to those of the Federal President. The Minister-President is the employer of around 56.000 employees working for the regional government. Civil servants and employees of the public administration, as well as school teaching staff and police officers belong hereto.
The State Chancellery in Kiel
The State Chancellery is the centre of administration of the government of the Land and works directly for the Minister-President. The Head of the State Chancellery is State Secretary Dirk Schrödter.
The State Chancellery plans the main political activities of the Land Government and coordinates the activities of the seven ministries, for instance in the cabinet. It is responsible for public relations, for presenting the Land Government on the internet and for media policy. Cultural policy, interdepartmental human resource planning and the organisation development for the entire Land administration are further fields of activity as well as awards, distinctions and protocol matters. The government spokesman is Peter Höver who is also responsible for the press related to the Land Government.
- Duties overview
- Basic principles of government policy
- Political planning and coordination of the work of the departments
- Minority policy
- Media policy
- Represent the Land vis-à-vis the federal government and in Brussels