In the state parliament
The Area Schleswig-Holstein lies at the top of Germany between Denmark in the north, Hamburg in the south, the North Sea in the west and the Baltic Sea in the east. Schleswig-Holstein has some 2.700.000 citizens.
The state (Bundesland) Schleswig-Holstein is one of 16 states in the Federal Republic of Germany. According to the federal constitution the states bear responsibility for educational and cultural politics, the police and the implementation of federal policies, which are decided by the federal government and the national parliament (Bundestag). In the second national chamber, the so called federal council (Bundesrat), the state governments take influence on federal legislation.