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News: Europe


A call from BDI-President Grillo und MEDEF-President Gattaz to the European Council

"With its investment plan, the European Commission has focused the European agenda on growth and jobs. Now it is the European Council’s turn to endorse the plan to ensure fast implementation," BDI-President Ulrich Grillo and MEDEF-President Pierre Gattaz declared today in a joint statement on the occasion of the European Council on 18 – 19 December 2014.

News: Global Issues


Industry supports transparency offensive for TTIP

The BDI has put forward ten demands for greater transparency in the negotiations on a transatlantic trade and investment partnership.

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 37 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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