Six Months of German Crisis Presidency: A Review

The German EU Council Presidency has come to an end. It faced the challenge of having to ensure the functioning of the EU and its ability to act under the conditions of the Covid-19-crisis while trying to implement its own programme.



German-Australian hydrogen project "HySupply" launched


A team of leading German and Australian experts will investigate how the value chain for renewable hydrogen between two industrialized countries can be realized. The findings from this study are expected to be an important step towards the development of a global hydrogen market.

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Siegfried Russwurm elected as new BDI President


The general meeting of the Federation of German Industries (BDI) has elected Siegfried Russwurm as BDI President in a secret ballot without any dissenting votes.

World Trade

German industry's expectations from the G20 summit are moderate


With respect to the forthcoming G20 summit, BDI President Dieter Kempf urges the G20 to take the reins back as the driving force for multilateralism in the 21st century.


By improving efficiency in the #buildings sector,
most carbon #emissions could be saved.
Learn more:
#RenovationWave  #GreenDeal

@holger_loesch at the #AusHydrogenConf: "If we want to achieve climate neutrality, we have to provide true opportunities to create alternative economic value." The upcoming #BDI/@acatech_de project #HySupply will explore how a supply chain for green H2 between GER&AUS could work.

"What will come out of this crisis is an opportunity to further increase the competitiveness of Europe" says Fredrik Persson, President of @svenaringsliv (Swedish Enterprise). For more insights:
#Recovery  #Corona  #EU2020DE

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.


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.