Dear Reader, Dear Members and Friends,
In times of radical changes, joining forces becomes even more important. And this –joining forces, committed to your success – is what we do.
In our newsletter you find several examples of how bayme vbm and vbw advocate your interests, may it be in the upcoming Brexit negotiations or in the process of adjusting national and EU law to the increasing digitization at work. Continuous exchange with our member companies on one side and political dialogue with key decision makers on the other side ensures that the voice of the Bavarian industry is heard – in Munich, Berlin, Brussels and beyond.
Bavaria may be thousands of miles away from the USA, but with us as your partner you are always on site.
In this spirit, I am looking forward to hearing from you.
Political and labor issuesLong-term unemployment – a major challenge for the German labor market
Formerly known as “sick man of Europe”, with nearly five million people out of work, Germany has undergone a remarkable change over the last decade. Today, employment rates are at an all-time high. However there is still room for labor market improvements: the long-term unemployed.more
EconomyEconomic Outlook – leading indicators at a glance
It is a service of bayme vbm and vbw to provide you with the most recent numbers and data from Germany, the Eurozone and the world economy each month: This month, leading indicators for the German and the Eurozone economy suggest a still robust economy, global indicators show a rather mixed picture.more
Legal affairsAre we ready for the digital transformation of the workplace?
Digitalization deeply affects the daily life of enterprises and employees. Does the current legal framework for employment in Germany live up to the new digital possibilities and the changing needs of employers and employees? vbw keeps track and advocates long overdue adjustments.more
Innovation + technologyRobot tax – a disservice to innovation and economic development
vbw reiterates, that unlike common opinion, technological change and automation do not replace jobs, but create new career opportunities. Moreover, digitization is a driving force for the economy and the labor market and must not be slowed down by an additional burden such as a robot tax.more
Events and international affairs100 days Trump – same as day 1 or 100 percent different?
Experts from both sides of the Atlantic, such as Oliver Molitor, General Manager of the Bayerische Landesbank in New York, Friedrich Merz, Chairman of Atlantik-Brücke e.V., and Bertram Brossardt, CEO of vbw, discussed “100 days of Trump administration – any discernable direction?”more
Events and international affairsBrexit – A long way to go
While the UK is trying to push talks on a new trade deal, EU leaders may not respond until other issues are resolved. In this comprehensive negotiating process, vbw is advocating a smooth transition in the interest of the Bavarian economy and has formulated key criteria essential to the process.more