Bundesrat


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Bundesrat

(ˈbʊndəsˌrɑːt)
n
1. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) (in Germany and formerly in West Germany) the council of state ministers with certain legislative and administrative powers, representing the state governments at federal level
2. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) (in Austria) an assembly with some legislative power that represents state interests at the federal level
3. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) (in Switzerland) the executive council of the confederation
4. (Historical Terms) (in the German empire from 1871–1918) the council representing the governments of the constituent states, with administrative, judicial, and legislative powers
[C19: German, from Bund federation + Rat council]
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But while the Bundestag emphasizes the unity of the German state, the Bundesrat emphasizes the diversity of 16 different states or Landers.
The German parliament's upper house, the Bundesrat, contends it has introduced the law to 'ensure a driver's identity can be determined' if they are found speeding.
While polls indicate Alternative for Germany will win its first-ever seats in the Bundesrat, it hasn't made as much electoral headway as some had anticipated in 2015 and 2016 it might do.
The measure was expected to be approved July 7 by the Bundesrat upper house for signing into law by President Frank-Walter Steinmeier.
Before departing for Cyprus, they will have contacts with officials from the Bundesrat, the legislature representing the 16 federated states of Germany.
The ruling coalition has six representatives at the 69-seat Bundesrat upper house of parliament.
The law must now be approved by the upper house, the Bundesrat.
Le Bundesrat (Conseil Federal allemand) a rejete une loi qui consiste a autoriser la deportation en urgence des refugies vers le Maroc, l'Algerie et la Tunisie, un coup dur pour la politique de la chanceliere Angela Merkel vis-a-vis aux immigres.
The Bundesrat is expected to vote on the new law in June.
The bill still has to be passed by the Bundesrat, the upper house, before it can come into force; however, this is regarded as a formality.
We congratulate the people and government of the Federal Republic of Germany led by President Joachim Gauck, Chancellor Angela Merkel, Bundestag President Norbert Lammert, and Bundesrat President Volker Bouffier on the occasion of their historic reunification.
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