European hydrogen

With the EU Hydrogen Strategy, the European Commission wants to develop an internationally competitive hydrogen economy in the EU and establish the European continent as a hub of the global hydrogen market. The BDI provides feedback and reccommendations for this process and shows where the priorities of German industry lie in the implementation and further development of the European hydrogen strategy.

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Brexit

Failure of the brexit negotiations must not become a reality

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With respect to the resumption of the Brexit negotiations, BDI Director General Joachim Lang says: "Resumption of the talks is a long-expected signal".

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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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Friendly reminder: the #EU has concluded #freetrade agreements with around 40 partners worldwide:
https://t.co/Ili38iiBnA?amp=1  #bettertogether

#Brexit A collapse in the negotiations on a partnership agreement between the #EU and the #UK is now all but inevitable. Companies are faced with new #customs duties, additional bureaucracy and an economic disaster. More info: https://t1p.de/5r1h

"The real industrial revolution is starting now" @ThierryBreton advocates for Europe's #DigitalSovereignty, a new alliance on #microelectronics and high-speed #connectivity. #ForwardToTheNew  #HMDigitalDays

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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Global Growth Outlook 02/2020

The BDI again expects weak global economic growth of a mere three percent this year. Global trade remains weak, we anticipate an increase of only 1.5 percent. Foreign trade will not be contributing to German economic growth. The increase in GDP will again this year be curbed by foreign trade. Only domestic demand generated by construction activity and private consumption will keep growth above zero.