INTERNATIONAL: Berlin Parliament’s move triggers off PR reshuffle

BERLIN: The German president, Johannes Rau, has appointed Kerstin Kiessler, formerly with the ministry of internal affairs, as his new spokesperson.

BERLIN: The German president, Johannes Rau, has appointed Kerstin

Kiessler, formerly with the ministry of internal affairs, as his new

spokesperson.



The change is one of several senior appointments made in the wake of the

German parliament’s move from Bonn to Berlin. It is also almost exactly

a year since the left-wing Social Democratic Party (SPD) won its

parliamentary majority.



Kiessler has been replaced as spokesman of the ministry of internal

affairs by Rainer Lingenthal, a former television reporter for local

Berlin station Sender Freies Berlin.



Meanwhile, Frank Reuter has been promoted to head of PR at the ministry

of internal affairs. He replaces Hans-Gerd Pracht. Michael Wisser has

replaced Karla Sichelschmidt as head of PR of the Bundesrat, the upper

house, which is also known as the Council of Federal States.



The Green party, the SPD’s coalition partner, has appointed

Hans-Herrmann Langguth, former editor-in-chief of the Freies Wort

newspaper, as its press spokesman. He replaces Harald Handel. Peter

Struck, leader of the SPD in the Bundestag, the lower house, has hired

Norbert Bicher as his new spokesperson replacing Sten Martenson.



The German government has announced that it is searching for a PR

agency to help promote the euro to the public. The drive will be part of

an integrated communications campaign, including PR, public affairs and

advertising.



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