The BMEL’s political staff

The Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture is headed by Federal Minister Julia Klöckner. Within the Federal Government, the Federal Minister is competent for structuring German food and agricultural policy. The BMEL has a total of six departments, headed by State Secretary Dr. Hermann Onko Aeikens, which provide the minister with technical support.

Hans-Joachim Fuchtel and Michael Stübgen are the ministry’s Parliamentary State Secretaries. They were appointed by the Federal President at the proposal of the Federal Chancellor and facilitate the exchange of information between government and parliament. They represent the minister politically, in the German Bundestag, the Bundesrat and the parliamentary groups, and also represent him in certain technical areas.

Federal Minister Julia Klöckner

State Secretary Dr. Hermann Onko Aeikens

State Secretary Hans-Joachim Fuchtel

State Secretary Michael Stübgen



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