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News: Europe


BDI’s policy recommendations for a future electricity market design

The Energiewende and energy policy in Germany have a fundamental influence on energy markets, the interplay between actors and the costs generated for all consumers.

News: Global Issues

German business hopes for swift reforms through Prime Minister Modi

Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel and Prime Minister Narendra Modi open Indo-German Business Summit at Hannover Messe

BDI – Federation of German Industries


The Federation of German Industries (BDI) is an association of associations. As stipulated in the BDI’s statutes, membership is confined to “industrial sector associations and working groups acting as umbrella organizations to represent entire industrial groups within the territory of the Federal Republic of Germany”.


Currently, the BDI has 36 member federations, of which one is a working group, and represents the interests of 100.000 businesses with 8 million employees. Membership is voluntary.


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· The Social Market Economy
· Strengthen Germany as an industrial country

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