I’ve lived in German for only about a year. Next Sunday, I’m already gonna vote in German elections. All thanks to my UE-citizenship.
There are four levels of elections here:
- municipal (in case of Berlin it doesn’t mean the whole city, but its 12 districts)
- country (one of 16 Bundesländer, including Berlin as a whole)
- federal (Germany)
- European (EP)
Thanks to the Article 22 of the Treaty on the functioning of the European Union, I can vote in the elections on the first and the latter level. And that’s, obviously, awesome. But it’s not enough.