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Today I was allowed to put some content in our forums again, for example the EU information from Jan Bergman, which are very extensive but also very informative and give a good overview of the developments in the Council of Europe and the EU from a legal point of view. And also Hans Müller was very busy again and posted four articles on the history of the EU; these are a bit older, but still very interesting and instructive.

award ceremonies

If reading aloud in schools is already a good thing, which by the way is still limited to elementary schools, at least for us, you can top it off by attending school awards ceremonies where the youngest are recognized for their first achievements . Just the sight of the beaming winners is motivation enough. So again this year, together with my better half, I can hand out prizes from the European competition. And I'm still learning too, because now I know what a Twister shawl is.


I still know one member of the Bundestag personally who actually tries to carry out his duties as a member of parliament!

Unfortunately, the times when MPs moved Germany and Europe together with a secretary and were able to spontaneously give well-founded specialist lectures are long gone — Hans August Lucker had already seen this in 2009 as well.

The Bundestag phenomenon is quite different today, because it apparently gives birth to “superhumans”. I am not even talking about the fact that Members of Parliament, according to their own statements, successfully run marathons several times a year in their normal everyday travel and work, because there could well be real running miracles among them. On the other hand, I find it amusing how someone with a lack of their own language skills, barely arrived in the Bundestag, feels that they belong to the educational and achievement elite of our country.

However, this could be due to the university life of the Bundestag, because it is becoming more and more common knowledge that as a Member of Parliament you can not only study successfully in the Bundestag and receive your first qualified educational qualification there, but also do a doctorate there more and more often, which normal mortals need a good three to takes four years to complete and is also financially demanding for them or their families. However, our corresponding members of parliament are so powerful and promising that they even receive additional benefits from foundations when they are trying to get a doctorate in the Bundestag.

So it's no longer surprising that you can also habilitate in the Bundestag - for normal mortals you can have a good five years of full stress - or even train Germany's future elite as an honorary professor - I always suspected that our professors weren't working to full capacity , and some of our MEPs are now confirming this by doing this important job on the side.

The phenomenon of the Bundestag even turns some MPs into super-fathers who can lovingly take care of two families in addition to their mandate; in the realms of the Bundestag, even polygamy is no longer a foreign word, because other laws have always applied in intellectual circles.

And those who cannot or do not want to let off steam scientifically in the Bundestag can, for example, create extensive collections of child pornography — I am aware of two cases. It cannot be ruled out that we will also hear about other, far less spectacular, passions for collecting, such as money, for example.

Some MPs have even managed to be in two places at the same time, which still challenges science outside the Bundestag today, because they trundle through all the television shows seven days a week and at the same time play a key role in the drafting of laws in the Bundestag.

Without any ifs and buts, the German Bundestag must be the long-sought Elysium — the “Island of the Blessed”. A place where you come as a young, unfinished, sometimes completely uneducated person and leave it a few years later as a highly educated, with all titles and honors, as well as a "made man".

It is therefore no wonder that our Bundestag is getting bigger from legislature to legislature.

It would be even better if we sent as many young people as possible, rotating every four years, to the Bundestag and thus make it the nation's elite school. With it we can once again become the nation of poets and thinkers that we probably never were.

site of the day

German Bundestag

"Legislation is the job of Parliament; the German Bundestag is thus the most important organ of the legislature. With the participation of the Federal Council, it passes all laws that fall within the federal government's area of ​​responsibility. Just like the Bundesrat and the Federal Government, the members of parliament and parliamentary groups in the Bundestag can introduce new or revised laws as drafts to the Bundestag. This is where the debate, deliberation and vote on the draft law take place according to a set procedure.”

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