Small and medium-sized enterprises and the Union are to find each other better again. CDU/CSU faction leader Ralph Brinkhaus wants to steer a clear course "pro Mittelstand" - and thus finds a lot of support in mechanical engineering.
Forecast: Production declines by 2 percent in real terms - Geopolitical upheavals slow down investment - VDMA President Welcker: Expansion of infrastructure is absolutely necessary - VDMA calls for tax relief to promote investment and innovation
A rapid economic upswing is not in sight for the mechanical engineering industry, but companies are using difficult times to get in shape. A trade agreement between the USA and China would bring a noticeable tailwind.
VDMA-Hauptgeschäftsführer Thilo Brodtmann schildert die Haltung des deutschen Maschinenbaus zu der geplanten Neuauflage der Großen Koaltion und fordert alle Beteiligten auf, sich an die Sondierungsergebnisse zu halten und darüber hinaus die wichtigen Zukunftsthemen nicht aus den Augen zu verlieren.
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