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Brexit: BDI-Task Force Positions

The withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union will have far-reaching consequences for business. The purpose of the BDI Task Force Brexit is to identify the potential and acute risks associated with Brexit and to develop constructive approaches to solving them.

Market Access: Just one of many aspects of Brexit

German industry’s solutions for Brexit in the transportation sector

Brexit: a challenge for business

European Commission: scenarios for the future of the EU



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


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).


Brexit: British politicians should not postpone decisions any longer


Joachim Lang, Director General of the Federation of German Industries, demands: If the British government can’t find a majority in the lower house in March, then it is time to stop the Brexit process. This would be better than stumbling into an unregulated Brexit.


EU Special Summit: Industry expects a clear sign of agreement

- Regarding the fundamental agreement between the Brexit negotiators on a political declaration and ahead of the EU Special Summit on Sunday, BDI Director General Joachim Lang says reopening the negotiations is not the way Forward. more

The United Kingdom is Hurtling Towards a Disorderly Brexit

- Major course correction by London urgently needed. Remaining in the customs union and single market is the only solution more

Brexit is casting its shadow

- Foreign direct investment into the UK is down by 90 percent. London should agree to status quo transition from March 2019. First results from BDI Task Force Brexit – duty and quota free trade as minimum requirement. more
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Brexit: UK government needs to reach agreement before an agreement with Brussels is possible

- BDI Director General Joachim Lang laments the lack of a breakthrough after the latest meeting between UK Prime Minister Theresa May and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker. Lang calls on the British government to reach agreement internally. more