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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.

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Brexit

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
European industrial and economic policy, internal market

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
European industrial and economic policy, internal market

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
International Relations

BDI on European Council decision: “Regrettable but justified”

- In its most recent meeting, the European Council decided not to move into the second phase of the Brexit negotiations. The situation will be reviewed again in December 2017. BDI Director General Joachim Lang expressed his understanding but also underlined the need for clear progress before the next... more
European industrial and economic policy, internal market

Prepare for very hard Brexit

- BDI Director General Joachim Lang warns: “German firms must prepare for the worst-case scenario of a very hard exit, anything else would be naïve.” The BDI set up a task force to identify potential and acute risks associated with the UK’s exit from the EU and to develop constructive solution... more
International Relations

German industry concerned about lack of progress in Brexit negotiations

- In the lead-up to the fifth round of Brexit talks, the BDI is calling on its members to prepare for the scenario of a very hard exit of the United Kingdom from the European Union. A taskforce has been set up in response to the lack of any real progress in the divorce talks so far. more