On December 8, 2021, the newly elected German Chancellor Olaf Scholz swore in Green Party politician Claudia Roth as the new Minister of State for Culture and Media. Roth replaces Monika Grütters, who held the post from 2013 to 2021.
Longtime parliamentarian Claudia Roth was most recently Vice President of the German Bundestag. Effective immediately, she will assume responsibility for culture and media in the federal government. This makes her head of a top federal agency with around 400 employees.
On her website, Claudia Roth, who worked as a dramaturge at the theater in the 1970s and has managed the political rock band Ton Steine Scherben around Rio Reiser since 1982, describes her attitude toward …
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Image caption: Claudia Roth, Photo: Kristian Schuller