Wednesday, 24 May 2023, Berlin, Germany: Monaco’s Princely Ambassador in Germany, Lorenzo Ravano was welcomed for a tête-à-tête by the Speaker of the Federal Parliament (Bundestag), Bärbel Bas, a top politician from the Social Democratic Party. Speaker Bas is in office since 26 October 2021.
Parliamentary diplomacy is an important component of an embassy’s mission in a given foreign country. Germany maintains a bilateral parliamentary system, with a Bundestag elected directly by the electorate as well as one upper chamber representing the German federal states, or Länder.
Whereas Monaco is home to but a unilateral National Council (Conseil nationale) with 24 seats, currently presided over by Speaker Brigitte Boccone-Pagès.
For further information
Monaco’s National Council: https://www.conseil-national.mc