The Prime Minister uses the State Chancellery to conduct his administrative duties. With its approx. 220 employees, the Staatskanzlei plans the basic guidelines of government politics, coordinates the current work between the ministries and represents them to the State Parliament. It is managed by the Head of the State Chancellery. In addition, this is where the speaker of the government works, informing the public of the State Government’s work — a key task in a democratic country, as the citizens should be comprehensively informed.
Permanent representation in Berlin
The Prime Minister’s area of responsibility also includes the Representation of Hessen in Berlin, which is headed by Lucia Puttrich, Minister of European and Federal Affairs and Representative of the State of Hessen at the Federal Government. The key duties of the Representation of the State of Hessen at the State Government in Berlin are to be the mouthpiece, ambassador and coordinator protecting the interests of the State of Hessen in relation to the Federal Government.
Hessen’s mouthpiece at the European Union
Since 1998, there has been a Representation of the State of Hessen at the European Union in Brussels, which is in charge of coordinating the State Government’s European politics and takes care of Hessen’s regional partnerships. The State Representation is responsible for ensuring that the interests of the State of Hessen are looked after in Brussels.