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(Bloomberg) - top manager of the German economy missing in the federal election campaign a fundamental discussion on the future orientation of corporate and fiscal policy.
In view of the global changes, "come back to the question of how we ensure growth in this country for the coming decade," said the CEO of Deutsche Bank AG, Christian Sewing, on Wednesday as part of a discussion on Bloomberg TV. Germany needs a radical bureaucracy reduction and an investment plan for the coming decade to continue to remain competitive, so sewing.
The former Siemens boss Joe Kaeser, who, in addition to the CEO of SAP AG, Christian Klein, and the Economic Veronika Grimm also participated in the live discussion, called for a "10-year plan" for the German economy. Party programs that only thought about the next legislative period were not enough to master the upcoming challenges. "The world is not waiting for Germany," said Kaeser, which is now supervisory board of Siemens Energy AG.
SPD expands ahead of progress: Union falls into survey under 20 percent
in a recent survey on the general election CDU and CSU only come to 19 percent. The Greens also lose the SPD is now 25 percent. © Photo: Michael Kappeler / DPA CDU Chancellor Candidate Armin Laschet always loses approval in surveys. In the RTL / NTV trendbarometer, CDU and CSU are for the first time under the 20 percent mark and are less than three weeks before the Bundestag election now only at 19 percent (minus two points to the previous week).
Grimm, which has been a member of the Federal Government's Council of Experts since 2020, criticized the poor digital infrastructure as well as SAP boss. Germany must adapt its framework conditions to the changed global conditions in order not to miss internationally, she said. The current form of state regulation prevents innovation instead of promoting them.
Klein demanded the next Federal Government for the creation of a separate Digital Ministry. Only in this way can it be ensured that Germany will overcome the necessary catching process in digitization, said the SAP boss. "We will only be competitive if we rebuild our industry," he said.
Sidelined by rivals, Germany's far-right AfD bides time
BERLIN (AP) — Migration is a side issue in this year's German election campaign, but that hasn't stopped the country's biggest far-right party from trying to play it up. “Cologne, Kassel or Konstanz can't cope with more Kabul,” Alternative for Germany declared on one of its election posters — a reference to the government's decision to take in Afghans who had worked for the German military or aid groups before the Taliban takeover. Another,“Cologne, Kassel or Konstanz can't cope with more Kabul,” Alternative for Germany declared on one of its election posters — a reference to the government's decision to take in Afghans who had worked for the German military or aid groups before the Taliban takeover.
Grimm spoke as well as Deutsche Bank boss Sewing for a return of state investment. Private investments are the key to the necessary transformation of the German economy, she said. Sewing spoke significantly against tax increases and demanded a dismantling of public spending. "We have to get away from this drug," he said.
None of the four participants wanted to pronounce in favor of a particular candidate. Each of the three candidates for the Chancellery have his advantages, said Sewing. However, he criticized that in addition to the candidates of SPD, Union and Greens, FDP boss Christian Lindner to participate in the TV debates. Overall, it is less about people than the associated content, said the Deutsche Bank boss. Here he wishes clearer statements on the economic future of the country.
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The court had decided in August: A for Wirecards Economic Examinator Homeless report must remain under closure. The Bundestag opposition wants to act against it - but needs the help of the Parliament President. © Fabrizio Bensch / DPA November 2020: The former CEO of Wirecard, Markus Braun, says in the Wirecard Inquiry Committee of the Bundestag.