Germany

Nuclear-weapon endorser: hosts nuclear weapons on its territory

20 U.S. nuclear weapons hosted

Did not participate in TPNW negotiations

Has not yet joined TPNW

Germany is one of the five NATO states to host US nuclear weapons as part of NATO's nuclear sharing agreement. The German air force is assigned approximately 20 B61 nuclear bombs, which are deployed at Büchel Air Base.

Germany has not yet signed or ratified the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. It did not participate in the negotiation of the treaty at the United Nations in New York in 2017 and thus did not vote on its adoption. 

A public opinion poll conducted by YouGov in April 2019 found that 68 per cent of Germans believe that their government should sign the treaty, with 12 per cent opposed to signing and 20 per cent undecided.

While the German government has not yet voiced support for the treaty, more than 150 federal parliamentarians have pledged to work for Germany’s signature and ratification. A cross-party working group was established in September 2019 with this objective.

Dozens of German cities, including Berlin and Munich, as well as three federal states, have called on the German government to sign and ratify the treaty.

The former German foreign minister Joschka Fischer and former defence minister Rudolf Scharping were among the signatories to an open letter in September 2020 calling on current leaders to “show courage and boldness – and join the treaty”.

Germany voted against a UN General Assembly resolution in 2019 that welcomed the adoption of the treaty and called upon “all states that have not yet done so to sign, ratify, accept, approve, or accede to the treaty at the earliest possible date”.

In 2016, Germany voted against the UN General Assembly resolution that established the formal mandate for states to commence the negotiations in 2017 on “a legally binding instrument to prohibit nuclear weapons, leading towards their total elimination”.

In a “non-paper” sent to NATO members ahead of the vote, the United States “strongly encourage[d]” members, including Germany, to vote against the resolution, “not to merely abstain”. In addition, it said that, if the treaty negotiations do commence, allies and partners should "refrain from joining them”.

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ICAN Cities Appeal

These are the cities and towns in Germany speaking out in support of the TPNW:

Berlin
Bremen
Dortmund
Düsseldorf
Essen
Göttingen
Hannover
Herne
Ilmenau
Kaiserslautern
Kassel
Kiel
Köln
Krefeld
Mainz
Marburg
Mörfelden-Walldorf
Munich
Naumburg
Nuremberg
Potsdam
Reinheim
Schwerin
Tübingen
Wiesbaden

ICAN Parliamentary Pledge

These are the German elected representatives that support and promote the TPNW:

Germany Bundestag
Doris Achelwilm MP
Gökay Akbulut MP
Kerstin Andreae MP
Lisa Badum MP
Annalena Baerbock MP
Simone Barrientos MP
Matthias Bartke MP
Dietmar Bartsch MP
Danyal Bayaz MP
Canan Bayram MP
Lorenz Gösta Beutin MP
Lothar Binding MP
Matthias Birkwald MP
Heidrun Bluhm MP
Michel Brandt MP
Leni Breymaier MP
Agnieszka Brugger MP
Karl-Heinz Brunner MP
Christine Buchholz MP
Birke Bull-Bischoff MP
Anna Christmann MP
Sevim Dagdalen MP
Fabio De Masi MP
Diether Dehm MP
Ekin Deligöz MP
Katja Dörner MP
Kathrina Dröge MP
Harald Ebner MP
Klaus Ernst MP
Wiebke Esdar MP
Brigitte Freihold MP
Sylvia Gabelmann MP
Matthias Gastel MP
Stefan Gelbhaar MP
Katrin Goering-Eckardt MP
Nicole Gohlke MP
Timon Gremmels MP
Erhard Grunde MP
Gregor Gysi MP
Britta Haßelmann MP
Anja Hajduk MP
Heike Hänsel MP
Dirk Heidenblut MP
Gabriele Hiller-Ohm MP
Bettina Hoffmann MP
Anton Hofreiter MP
Matthias Höhn MP
Ottmar von Holtz MP
Andrej Hunko MP
Dieter Janacek MP
Kirsten Kappert-Gonther MP
Ralf Kapschack MP
Kerstin Kassner MP
Uwe Kekeritz MP
Achim Kessler MP
Katja Keul MP
Sven-Christian Kindler MP
Katja Kipping MP
Cansel Kiziltepe MP
Maria Klein-Schmeink MP
Jan Korte MP
Sylvia Kotting-Uhl MP
Jutta Krellmann MP
Oliver Krischer MP
Christian Kühn MP
Stephan Kühn MP
Caren Lay MP
Monika Lazar MP
Sven Lehmann MP
Steffi Lemke MP
Sabine Leidig MP
Ralph Lenkert MP
Michael Leutert MP
Tobias Lindner MP
Gesine Lötzsch MP
Thomas Lutze MP
Irene Mihalic MP
Amira Mohamed Ali
Cornelia Möhring MP
Siemtje Möller MP
Claudia Müller MP
Norbert Müller MP
Beate Müller-Gemmeke MP
Alexander Neu MP
Konstantin von Notz MP
Omid Nouripour MP
Josephine Ortleb MP
Petra Pau MP
Lisa Paus MP
Sören Pellmann MP
Victor Perli MP
Tobias Pflüger MP
Filiz Polat MP
Sabine Poschmann MP
Martina Renner MP
Bernd Riexinger MP
Andreas Rimkus MP
Tabea Rößner MP
Manuela Rottmann MP
Sarah Ryglewski MP
Ulle Schauws MP
Nina Scheer MP
Dagmar Schmidt MP
Frithjof Schmidt MP
Stefan Schmidt MP
Ulla Schmidt MP
Eva-Maria Schreiber MP
Stefan Schwartze MP
Petra Sitte MP
Svenja Stadler MP
Kersten Steinke MP
Friedrich Straetmanns MP
Wolfgang Strengmann-Kuhn MP
Margit Stumpp MP
Ingrid Remmers MP
Jessica Tatti MP
Markus Tressel MP
Jürgen Trittin MP
Alexander Ulrich MP
Julia Verlinden MP
Kathrin Vogler MP
Ute Vogt MP
Andreas Wagner MP
Damiela Wagner MP
Beate Walter-Rosenheimer MP
Harald Weinberg MP
Pia Zimmermann MP
Sabine Zimmermann MP
Gabriele Bischoff MP
Patrick Breyer MP
Özlem Demirel MP
Katrin Langensiepen MP
Claudius Moseler MP
Hannah Neumann MP
Marcus Scheuren MP
Hellen Wullenweber MP


Germany European Parliament
Jan Philipp Albrecht MEP
Klaus Buchner MEP
Michael Detjen MEP
Cornelia Ernst MEP
Ismail Ertug MEP
Knut Fleckenstein MEP
Sven Giegold MEP
Sylvia-Yvonne Kaufmann MEP
Ska Keller MEP
Dietmar Köster MEP
Jo Leinen MEP
Arne Lietz MEP
Barbara Lochbihler MEP
Sabine Lösing MEP
Susanne Melior MEP
Martina Michels MEP
Norbert Neuser MEP
Maria Noichl MEP
Gabriele Preuss MEP
Terry Reintke MEP
Ulrike Rodust MEP
Martin Schirdewan MEP
Helmut Scholz MEP
Joachim Schuster MEP
Birgit Sippel MEP
Gabriele Zimmer MEP
Alexandra Geese MEP
Moritz Körner MEP

Germany Abgeordnetenhaus Berlin
Turgut Altug MP
Sabine Bangert MP
Daniela Billig MP
Marianne Burkhart-Eulitz MP
Ina Czyborra MP
Silke Gebel MP
Bettina Jarasch MP
Susanna Kahlefeld MP
Antje Kapek MP
Georg Philipp Kössler MP
Anja Kofbinger MP
Nicole Ludwig MP
Harald Moritz MP
Andreas Otto MP
Katrin Schmidberger MP
Thomas Schulze MP
Stefan Taschner MP
June Tomiak MP
Fatoş Topac MP
Marc Urbatsch MP
Sebastian Walter MP
Stefan Ziller MP

Germany Bayrischer Landtag / Landtag Bayern
Markus Ganserer MP
Thomas Gehring MP
Christian Magerl MP
Thomas Mütze MP
Katharina Schulze MP
Simone Strohmayer MP
Martin Stümpfig MP

Germany Landtag Bremen
Claudia Bernhard MP
Elombo Bolayela MP
Stephanie Dehne MP
Björn Fecker MP
Arno Gottschalk MP
Antje Grotheer MP
Matthias Güldner MP
Nelson Janßen MP
Sofia Leonidakis MP
Mustafa Öztürk MP
Nima Pirooznia MP
Bernd-Albert Ravens MP
Dieter Reinken MP
Klaus Remkes MP
Klaus-Rainer Rupp MP
Jan Saffe MP
Ralph Saxe MP
Maike Schäfer MP
Mehmet Seyrek MP
Heike Sprehe MP
Miriam Strunge MP
Cindi Tunchel MP
Kristina Vogt MP
Helmut Weigelt MP
Susanne Wendland MP
Sascha Karolin Aulepp MP
Valentina Tuchel MP
Helmut Weigelt MP
Sascha Karolin Aulepp MP
Susanne Wendland MP

Germany Landtag Baden-Wuerttemberg
Beate Böhlen MP
Sandra Boser MP
Nese Erikli MP
Jürgen Filius MP
Herman Katzenstein MP
Daniel Lede Abal MP
Andrea Lindlohr MP
Bettina Lisbach MP
Brigitte Lösch MP
Manfred Lucha MP
Bernd Murschel MP
Jutta Niemann MP
Reinhold Pix MP
Thomas Poreski MP
Markus Rösseln MP
Alexander Salomon MP
Hans-Ulrich Sckerl MP
Andreas Schwarz MP
Stefanie Seemann MP
Franz Untersteller MP
Jürgen Walter MP

Germany Landtag Brandenburg
Andreas Bernig MP
Kathrin Dannenberg MP
Thomas Domres MP
Klara Geywitz MP
Marie Luise v. Halem MP
Martina Münch MP
Ursula Nonnemacher MP
Benjamin Raschke MP
Heide Schinowsky MP
Anke Schwarzenberg MP
Anita Tack MP
Axel Vogel MP
Dietmar Woidke MP

Germany Landtag Hamburg
Deniz Celik MP
Martin Dolzer MP
Norbert Hackbusch MP

Germany Landtag Hessen
Angela Dorn-Rancke MP
Gerald Kummer MP
Jan Schalauske MP
Hermann Schaus MP
Ulrich Wilken MP
Janine Wissler MP

Germany Landtag Niedersachsen
Imke Byl MP
Dragos Pancescu MP
Anja Piel MP
Detlev Schulz-Hendel MP
Miriam Staudte MP

Germany Landtag Nordrhein-Westfalen
Berivan Aymaz MP
Horst Becker MP
Sigrid Beer MP
Jürgen Berghahn MP
Matthi Bolte-Richter MP
Wibke Brems MP
Monika Düker MP
Stefan Engstfeld MP
Oliver Keymis MP
Arndt Klocke MP
Dennis Maelzer MP
Mehrdad Mostofizadeh MP
Josefine Paul MP
Johannes Remmel MP
Norwich Rüße MP
Verena Schäffer MP
Ellen Stock MP

Landtag Rheinland-Pfalz
Katharina Binz MP
Jutta Blatzheim-Roegler MP
Bernhard Braun MP
Andreas Hartenfels MP
Michael Hüttner MP
Anna Köbberling MP
Daniel Köbler MP
Pia Schellhammer MP
Astrid Schmitt MP
Sven Teuber MP

Germany Landtag Saarland
Oskar Lafontaine MP
Dennis Lander MP

Germany Landtag Sachsen
Wolfgang Günther MP
Gerd Lippold MP
Claudia Maicher MP
Katja Meier MP
Franziska Schubert MP
Mirko Schultze MP

Germany Landtag Thueringen
Sabine Berninger MP
André Blechschmidt MP
Steffen Dittes MP
Kati Engel MP
Ronald Hande MP
Dieter Hausold MP
Susanne Hennig-Wellsow MP
Mike Huster MP
Margit Jung MP
Ralf Kalich MP
Katharina König Preuss MP
Knut Korschewsky MP
Rainer Kräuter MP
Jörg Kubitzki MP
Tilo Kummer MP
Frank Kuschel MP
Ina Leukefeld MP
Ute Lukasch MP
Gudrun Lukin MP
Iris Martin-Gehl MP
Katja Mitteldorf MP
Anja Müller MP
Christian Schaft MP
Johanna Scheringer-Wright MP
Diana Skibbe MP
Karola Stange MP

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