Germany as a business location in the context of the World Economic Forum 2024

n-tv, January, 18, 2024

At this year’s World Economic Forum, which is being held under the motto “Rebuilding Trust”, Klaus Schweinsberg talks in an n-tv interview about Germany’s shortcomings in international comparison. Only sentimentality for the home location is responsible for the fact that companies in the chemical industry have not moved to more attractive locations despite a significant decline in production volumes. The current gains are mainly due to efficiency measures. In order to counteract site closures and job losses, both energy prices and regulation in Germany would have to be changed. Otherwise, not only economic competitiveness would be at risk, but also trust in German politics.

n-tv interview