In all other cases in which the federal states hold exclusive legislative competence, the Federal Government conducts the negotiations in cooperation with the federal states. Representatives of the federal states are authorised to submit statements in Council meetings.
The Bundesrat has appointed representatives for the following Councils of Ministers:
- Education, Youth, Culture and Sport Council (including audiovisual media)
- Justice and Home Affairs Council (including civil protection)
Other Council bodies – the Single Market and trade issues