Unusually young visit to the EU committee of the German Bundestag: The 15-month-old son of the Green politician Anton Hofreiter (52) took part in the meeting on his father’s lap on Monday – and thus caused a lot of discussion on social networks.

While dad “Toni” chaired the meeting as chairman of the EU committee, his blond son was playing with a toy car on the table.

An employee of the German Bundestag’s online service had published a photo of the father-son appearance on Twitter. Many users welcomed Hofreiter’s approach as “progressive”. Others, on the other hand, criticized the Greens MP that he only wanted to use this campaign to advertise himself.