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Law and Order

Germany is one of the safest and most stable countries in the world. This is why Germans have a high level of confidence in their own authorities and institutions to protect them from crime, terrorism and other threats.


Germany is a constitutional state. This means that the government and administration may only act within the law. Everything the German state authorities do is governed by the law. Fundamental rights of all citizens are guaranteed and decisions made by the government must be reviewed by independent courts.

An important characteristic of the constitutional state is the division of power. Legislative power lies with the Bundestag (the national parliament), the Bundesrat (federal council) and the federal parliaments. Executive power lies with the governments and administrations. Judicial power lies with the various courts.

This division limits power and ensures that control is exercised in a way that protects the freedom of citizens.

All legislation is based on the Grundgesetz, the constitution of the Federal Republic of Germany. Fundamental rights are enshrined in the constitution, which states amongst other things, that everyone should be treated equally and everyone has the same rights.

In Germany, you can rely on the laws being applied and people adhering to them!


The police in Germany have a good reputation and people trust them. There is no risk of corruption. They have the task of maintaining law and order. Therefore, they are responsible for day to day duties (e.g. for roadside checks) as well as for areas of conflict (demonstrations), and they are trustworthy.

The emergency number for the police service is 110.

Security of Supply

Water, energy, transport, telecommunications, healthcare, finance: all of these are important parts of our everyday lives. In Germany these services are guaranteed. Shortage of supplies are not to be expected. To a greater extent, Germany has also been spared from natural disasters. You do not find strong earthquakes or hurricanes here.