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Bavarian State Ministry of
of the Interior, for Sport and Integration
Odeonsplatz 3
80539 Munich

Telephone: +49 (0)89 21 92 01
Fax: +49 (0)89 21 92 122 25

VAT number as per Section 27a of the German VAT Act: DE – 811335517

Responsible for content

Dr. Andrea Peschel
Head of the Communication Department
Telephone: +49 (0)89 21 92 22 88
Fax: +49 (0)89 21 92 121 30

Responsible for press releases

Oliver Platzer
Head of the Press Office
Telephone: +49 (0)89 21 92 21 08
Fax: +49 (0)89 21 92 127 21

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