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23 Jul, 2019, 12:23 BST BDI on the Decision of the British Conservatives to Appoint Boris Johnson as Party Leader: "Threats from London are Harmful and Will Come Back Like a Boomerang"

Reacting to the decision of the British Conservative Party to appoint Boris Johnson as party leader, BDI Director General Joachim Lang says that,...


22 Jun, 2019, 09:00 BST BDI on the Anniversary of the Brexit Referendum: "A Hard Brexit is More Likely Than Ever Before"

"Three years after the referendum, no one talks about the opportunities associated with Brexit anymore. Only damage control is at stake now,...


22 Mar, 2019, 14:59 GMT BDI on Extension of Brexit Deadline: The Suspense Continues

In response to the decision by the European Council, BDI chief executive Joachim Lang says: "The suspense continues." "The suspense continues. The...


10 Jan, 2019, 10:16 GMT BDI President Kempf: Strengthen the European Union to Better Compete With China

The organisation formulates 54 demands addressed to the German Federal Government and the European Commission Making the market economy more...


17 Dec, 2018, 09:29 GMT Dieter Kempf, President of the Federation of German Industries (BDI): Politicians in the United Kingdom Need to Finally Recognize the Severity of the Situation

"Politicians in the United Kingdom need to finally recognize the severity of the situation. The situation is alarming. This is about setting the...


09 Oct, 2018, 15:41 BST BDI Chief Executive Joachim Lang on Brexit: "Europe Must Prevent a Worst-case Scenario"

BDI Chief Executive Joachim Lang on Brexit: "Europe Must Prevent a Worst-case Scenario" Lead negotiators must show even greater readiness to...


22 Jun, 2018, 16:14 BST The Federation of German Industries: "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 Transition period under...


01 Jun, 2018, 13:56 BST BDI President Dieter Kempf About the US Customs on Aluminium and Steel: The EU Has the International Law on its Side

BDI President Dieter Kempf comments about the US customs on aluminium and steel: The EU has the international law on its side US-President Trump...


02 Apr, 2018, 08:30 BST BDI President Kempf: The US Government is Putting the World Trade System at risk by Blocking the WTO

Warning about targeted weakening of the World Trade Organization Washington is undermining international trade law Challenges relating to global...


16 Feb, 2018, 13:59 GMT BDI Director Joachim Lang: Soapbox Speeches from London Increase Economic Uncertainty

BDI (Federation of German Industries) Director General Joachim Lang comments about Prime Minister Theresa May's visit to Berlin: "The British...