OECD's international tax system

The proposed reform of the OECD's international tax system cannot be limited to the "digital economy", so the consequences of the proposals must be carefully weighed.

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Brexit

The political fog in London is clearing

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BDI Director General Joachim Lang comments in response to the election results in the UK. Our companies must now expect to leave by 31 January.  

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Brexit

Threats from London are harmful and will come back like a boomerang

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Reacting to the decision of the British Conservative Party to appoint Boris Johnson as party leader, BDI Director General Joachim Lang says that the economy urgently needs a UK government that makes feasible decisions.

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Brexit

Anniversary of the Brexit referendum: “A hard Brexit is more likely than ever before”

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A tenacious uncertainty continues to plague the economy. Only damage control is at stake now, said Joachim Lang, Director General of the Federation of German Industries (BDI).

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Europe

The EU is the solution – not the problem

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In an interview with the Passauer Neue Presse, the BDI President pleads for a strengthening and unification of Europe. Dieter Kempf expects more courage from politics in Germany. The task of the Grand Coalition is far from finished.

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Europe

Jefta is a political and economic milestone

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The Jefta free trade agreement between the EU and Japan, which will apply from February, is praised by Stefan Mair, member of the BDI executive board. Europe must stick to the course it has taken. Further trade and investment protection contracts should not fail.

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China

Strengthen the European Union to better compete with China

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The European Union and Germany both face growing challenges posed by China and its state-led economy. Although China remains an important partner, it has at the same time become a systemic competitor, said BDI President Kempf on the occasion of the presentation of a new policy paper on China.

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Tmrw starts the @esa Ministerial Council #Space19plus. Member States debate new proposals & funding for #space projects. Germany shouldn't decide if we need medium or micro launchers, but support founders by being a reasonable customer, says ex #SpaceX Exec Bulent #Altan of @mynaric

fact finding mission number 3 Australia, day 2. Delegation meets Australian chief scientist Alan Finkel to discuss opportunities of collaboration between AUS and GER on Green Hydrogen

Today the / are starting! The German Industry is looking forward to further deepen the economic relations betweeten Brazil and Germany!

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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A Future Agenda for Europe

Europe needs a strong EU. In view of the numerous internal and external challenges, this is more important than ever. In economic and industrial policy, the EU needs to strengthen its position in international competition by setting a wise agenda. This requires a number of actions at EU level that need to be taken in the next legislative cycle.