Freedom is where the sea is – Introduction to the FDP Schleswig-Holstein

Looking at the map of Germany You will find just one region in between two seas – this is our state of Schleswig-Holstein. As the liberal power in this beautiful region, we breathe the air of freedom. Our liberal roots in Schleswig-Holstein are older than 150 years and in 1945 we were founded officially under the name of FDP Schleswig-Holstein. We believe that the people in Schleswig-Holstein will find their best way of living by having as much freedom as possible. People in Schleswig-Holstein are known as the happiest in Germany. We know that personal fulfilment plays an important role in keeping us “Northern Lights” happy.

At the same time, we want to establish equal opportunities for everyone and at every level. This means that every child deserves a modern and high-level of education. We want to live with a hands-on mentality and enable everyone to live a self-determined life. If we are being asked whether the FDP Schleswig-Holstein is social liberal or economic liberal, we answer in the pragmatic and Nordic way: We’re both. We are optimistic about the future of Schleswig-Holstein and want to develop our region to a center of economic growth, tolerance, non-ideologic sustainability and successful science in Europe.

It is of great importance to us, to keep our great relations with our Danish neighbors intact and to celebrate our cultural and linguistic diversity with several minorities like the Danish, Frisian and Romany people, as well as the Low-German language. That is the reason, why we want to keep the borders to Denmark open on both sides and support the completion of the Fehmarn Belt Fixed Link.

Currently, we are represented in the Parliament of Schleswig-Holstein in Kiel with nine liberal deputies and proud to be part of the governing coalition of CDU, Greens and FDP.

Does any of this sound interesting to you? Do not hesitate to get in touch. Even though we people in the North are known to be distant sometimes, we are more than happy to welcome you onboard our liberal ship and would like you to become a part of our crew of nearly 3,000 members.

How to get in touch?

English: Alice Schmidt (European officer in the board of FDP Schleswig-Holstein)

alice.katherine.schmidt@gmail.com