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The reform of the World Tax Order is gaining momentum – the EU should refrain from unilateral action

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An international agreement for a fundamental reform of the global tax system for business profits is expected by mid-2021. It is therefore even less understandable that the European Commission is currently envisaging to put forward a proposal for a digital levy. The recent US proposals clearly...

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Global Europe

European Parliament votes on new EU-Africa strategy

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The European Union should renounce the donor-recipient relationship with the African continent and instead cooperate at eye level. These are the demands in a report which was adopted by a majority of the European Parliament at the end of March. Plans for a „strategic partnership“ between the EU and...

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Industrial policy and Single Market

Europe urgently needs a coherent economic policy agenda

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The EU is in danger of falling behind in the global economy. International economic organisations expect the EU to grow by just over four percent this year, while the USA is projected to grow by over six percent and China by more than eight percent. Amidst the severe economic crisis, the EU’s...

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Environment

German-Australian hydrogen project "HySupply" launched

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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

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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.

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World Trade

German industry's expectations from the G20 summit are moderate

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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.

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The alliance between #Europe and the #US is strong, vital & important, says @JayTimmonsNAM (@ShopFloorNAM) at #TDI21. It’s a good thing that @potus has emphasized the alliance because the American people feel committed to Europe.

Li Yong/@UNIDO demands a more sustainable pandemic policy: "We cannot declare a pandemic over until every country and region is safe." He points out the importance to increase #vaccination doses, especially in developing countries. See #TDI21 talk here: https://t1p.de/aqlh

Renewed leadership from the #G7 can drive forward a sustainable and inclusive recovery for all. To make this a reality, we need stronger collaboration between businesses, with governments and across nations. #B7

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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Quarterly Report Germany I/2021

The BDI expects real gross domestic product in Germany to increase by 3.5 percent in the current year and confirms its January forecast. After a bumpy start in the first quarter, recovery will firm up from the second quarter onwards. Industrial production is also pointing up. New orders for industry are currently substantially higher than one year ago.