The G20 needs more courage in actively shaping globalization

Business 20, the official G20 business dialogue, pleads for the implementation of the Paris Climate Change Agreement and strongly rejects protectionism. B20 calls on the G20 to shape globalization on the basis of clear and reliable rules. Policy recommendations were handed over to the G20 President, Chancellor Angela Merkel, at the B20 Summit in Berlin.


World Trade

A strong and capable EU is good for the US

- On the occasion of the first meeting of US President Donald Trump with European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and European Council President Donald Tusk in Brussels, BDI President Dieter Kempf calls for the EU and the US to close ranks. more

Siemens Managing Board member Roland Busch appointed chair of NMI

- Roland Busch has been appointed chair of the North Africa Middle East Initiative of German Business (NMI). The chief technology officer (CTO) at Siemens AG is succeeding Siegfried Russwurm, who left Siemens and thus stepped down from his position as NMI chairman. more
European industrial and economic policy, internal market

Dispute over competence in European trade policy must end

- In response to the ruling of the European Court of Justice (ECJ) on EU free trade agreements, BDI Executive Board Member Stefan Mair stressed the need for clear and reliable trade agreements. Mair says the EU must work towards shaping globalisation according to European values and interests. more

One hundred days of Trump: Massive increase in tax competition expected

- BDI President Dieter Kempf comments on Donald Trump's first 100 days in office. more

“A More Open China, Not a More Closed EU”

- The Chinese President Xi Jinping recently expressed his strong support for free trade and open markets in a widely discussed speech. At the opposite rim of the Pacific, in the USA, the current rhetoric sounds rather different. In these exciting times, BDI-President Dieter Kempf recently travelled to... more

Network for free trade – Why the BDI is needed in Brussels

Germany’s prosperity and high living standards are based on a world of free trade. But freedom and competitiveness are not a natural given. They need a strong voice to call for them.


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