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Transport 08-09-2021

German industry gears up for its next lobbying battle: the internal combustion engine

While German carmakers unveil their latest electric vehicles at the International Motor Show in Munich, the industry associations they are members of have made their position clear: the next German government must fight for the internal combustion engine at EU level.

German industry worried about EU carbon market reform, sceptical of CBAM

Industry in Germany watched the presentation of the European Commission’s new package of energy and climate laws with bated breath on Wednesday (14 July), expressing worries about a reform of the EU’s carbon market that could see free CO2 pollution...
Economy & Jobs 02-03-2021

German industry calls for greener EU policy after Bundestag elections

They had no time to lose: A good six months before the German parliamentary elections, the Federation of German Industries (BDI) published its demands to the new government. In the Europe chapter, the focus on climate stands out, EURACTIV Germany reports.
Economy & Jobs 06-10-2020

‘No second shutdown’, Germany’s Altmaier promises business leaders

Speaking at the annual Industry Day event, Germany's Economy Minister Peter Altmaier (CDU) promised business leaders that there would not be a second shutdown. He also took the opportunity to be critical of his SPD colleague, Vice-Chancellor Olaf Scholz. EURACTIV Germany reports.
Climate change 18-01-2018

Germany faces trillion euro bill to meet climate targets, businesses warn

Germany will have to spend more than €1 trillion to meet even the lower end of the European Union's 2050 target to reduce carbon dioxide emissions, according to a draft of a study commissioned by the BDI German industry group.
Trade & Society 12-03-2015

German industry slashes estimates of EU-US trade deal

German industry federation BDI has been forced to slash its estimate of the economic benefits for Europe of a proposed US-EU free trade pact by a factor of 10, it conceded Wednesday (11 March).
Trade & Society 07-02-2014

French and German employers band together to push their cause

French and German employers’ associations have called on their governments to make commitments in favour of their companies’ competitiveness ahead of the Franco-German summit on 19 February.
Enlargement 13-11-2000

German industry wants EU candidates to be judged on merit

German industry warns that rushed enlargement could damage candidate countries.
Enlargement 05-05-2000

German industry wants rapid enlargement

The Federal Association of the German Industry (BDI) called for a rapid enlargement. BDI Managing Director Ludolf von Wartenberg said that "a rapid EU enlargement offers great chances to German as well as European economy".