BDI presents recommendations for EU “fit-for-55” legislative proposals
The EU Commission looks to cast the European Green Deal’s climate targets into concrete “fit-for-55” legislative proposals in 2021. To guide this process, German industries have outlined nine principles and core recommendations.
The reform of the World Tax Order is gaining momentum – the EU should refrain from unilateral action
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...
European Parliament votes on new EU-Africa strategy
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...
Europe urgently needs a coherent economic policy agenda
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...
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.
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.