Open Government in Germany

Agreement to Increase Transparency of the Legislative Process

Kabinettsaal im Budneskanzleramt

Cabinet room in the Federal Chancellery

Photo: CC-BY Tobias Nordhausen (via

Increasing transparency: The Federal Government passed measures for an open and transparent government. Drafts of bills and ordinances are to be published in early stages. This continues a practice started in the previous legislative period. These documents can be acccessed via the websites of the Federal Ministries (Source: