BDI Service for Journalists

Welcome to the BDI press centre. In the press centre facilities you will find a wide variety of information at your disposal in the form of press releases and the latest text material and images. Convenient search functions permit you to undertake speedy and informative research. If you require personal assistance, our contact partners will be glad to help you.

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Press releases and Statements

European Parliament elections: “Europe needs a growth plan now”

- Tanja Gönner, BDI Managing Director, on the outcome of the European Parliament elections: “Europe needs a growth plan now” more

BDI: Economic standstill in Germany, gap to global economy widening

- BDI President Siegfried Russwurm: "Germany's economy is at a standstill. Compared to most other major industrialized countries, our country is falling further behind. We do not see any chance of a rapid recovery in 2024." more

Day Of Industry: Germany is falling behind, no economic recovery without structural reforms

- The BDI expects stagnating economic performance in Germany this year. "We are in a recession.” more

B7 Germany Summit: Shaping Globalization Responsibly


On the occasion of the B7 Germany Summit BDI President Siegfried Russwurm says: "There is one mistake we must not make: promoting formations of blocs and disintegration of the global economy by dividing it into ideological camps."

Über uns

Tanja Gönner to become new BDI Director General


BDI President Siegfried Russwurm: "I am extremely pleased that the BDI has won Tanja Gönner as its future Director General."

Energie und Klima

EU summit: Industry warns against hasty reactions


BDI President Siegfried Russwurm comments on the upcoming EU summit: "German industry warns the European community of states against hasty reactions with incalculable consequences in the further handling of sanctions."


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Press photographs of BDI President Siegfried Russwurm

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