Robust Economy no Cause for Complacency

Despite the uncertainties coming from the USA and Brexit it is necessary to prepare the German economy for future success, BDI President Dieter Kempf said.


International Relations

The hard Brexit course has been voted out

- Regarding the outcome of the parliamentary election in the United Kingdom, the President of the Federation of German Industries (BDI) Dieter Kempf said: “A weakened government does not make the difficult starting position for the Brexit discussions any easier.” more
European energy and climate policy

Major setback for international politics

- Following the decision of the US President to withdraw from the Paris Agreement, BDI President Dieter Kempf underlines the importance of global cooperation. Unreliability and unpredictability are poison for the global solutions we need. more

G7 summit: US has sidelined itself

- BDI President Dieter Kempf rates outcome of G7 summit in Italy as disappointing. The seven biggest industrialised nations failed to send a signal for more unity. Europe must now take more responsibility on the global level. 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
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

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.