Germany accounts for less than one per cent of the world's population. That is not enough to stop climate change alone or to shape the world in line with our values such as liberty and democray.

So it is good that we are part of the European Union. With 27 member states and almost half a billion citizens, we are the second largest economic power in the world and a global player in many fields.

Find out more in the following video:

Understanding Europe in 100 seconds: “Stronger together”

Understanding Europe in 100 seconds: