NYU-CAU Exchange: At the heart of Schleswig-Holstein's regional politics

Jul 10, 2019

The participants in the NYU-CAU exchange - together with Esther Ademmer, Wilhelm Knelangen, Michael Bayerlein and Anne Metten - had the opportunity on July 9 to visit the central locations where Schleswig-Holstein's regional politics take place. First, Lasse Petersdotter, member of the schleswig-holstein parliament for the German Green Party 'Bündnis 90/Die Grünen', has welcomed the group in the Landtag (regional Parliament) and guided them through the plenary hall and other premises. The speaker for, among other topics, finance, education and strategies against right-wing extremism was an exciting conversation partner for the students and has taken a lot of time for their questions. The students were particularly interested in questions of migration, the new right-wing parties in Germany, climate change and his work as a member of parliament.


Subsequently, Friedhelm Boyken, Ministerial official in the State Chancellery, received the group in the guest house of the state government. After introductory words, with which he among other things emphasized the importance of international meetings such as the NYU-CAU exchange, there was room for an interchange about his work in the State Chancellery, but also about the work of Minister President of Schleswig-Holstein Daniel Günther, who unfortunately could not attend this appointment. Particularly interesting for the students were remarks by Friedhelm Boykens on the role of a Minister President in the federal system and the room for maneuver of the state government in the field of migration policy.