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description Weekly newspaper
Area of ​​Expertise politics
language German
publishing company Frankfurter Societät ( Germany )
First edition September 1951
Frequency of publication Mondays after plenary weeks
Sold edition 13,985 copies
( IVW 2/2020)
Widespread edition 55,053 copies
( IVW  Q3 / 2017)
Editor-in-chief Jörg Biallas
editor German Bundestag
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The parliament is a political newspaper that was published from 1951 to 2000 by the Federal Agency for Political Education and has been published by the German Bundestag since January 1, 2001 . It appears on Mondays after the plenary weeks of the Bundestag and on individual Mondays during the time when there are no sessions. The sold circulation is 13,985 copies, a decrease of 13.9 percent since 1998. Since 2016, however, the sold circulation has remained relatively constant at around 14,000.


The focus of the newspaper is on German domestic politics . Around a quarter of the editions deal only with one main topic (dossier). The remaining part deals with various current socio-political and historical topics that are related to the work of the Bundestag and the history of the Federal Republic of Germany (e.g. 2014: 100 years of the First World War ). Book reviews are also regularly published there. In addition, the Bundestag debates are comprehensively documented by reproducing the mostly slightly abbreviated speeches by members of the Bundestag.

editorial staff

The members of the editorial team of Das Parlament are administrative employees or civil servants of the Bundestag administration and in the press center ( press and communication area ) are assigned to the Bundestag President .

Frequency of publication

Each issue of the newspaper appears with the supplement Aus Politik und Zeitgeschichte (APuZ) , which continues to be published by the Federal Agency for Civic Education and which deals with a general topic.

The article texts are available on the website and an archive of the texts can be searched. In addition, a fully-fledged electronic version has been offered there since autumn 2011 . The publication as a print medium will continue to exist.


The number of copies sold has increased by an average of 3.2% per year over the past 10 years. In contrast, it fell by 0.2% last year. It is currently 13,985 copies. The share of subscriptions in the circulation sold is 43.8 percent. The widespread circulation was significantly higher in the fourth quarter of 2018 at 53,693.

Development of the number of copies sold

See also

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. according to IVW ( details on )
  2. according to IVW ( online )
  3. according to IVW , second quarter 2020, weekly ( details and quarterly comparison on )
  4. ^ IVW : Das Parlament (woe) , accessed on July 11, 2019.
  5. according to IVW , fourth quarter in each case ( details on )