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FINANCIAL TIMES, 17 MAY, 2019

A wider truth about Germany

In the light of court cases against Bayer’s U.S. acquisition Monsanto and falling share prices, the fate of the chemical giant grants interesting insights into Germany’s corporate culture, writes Frederick Studemann in the Financial Times on 17 May 2019. On the one hand, Bayer is a model of how to deal with the challenges of global mergers, on the one hand, the high number of lawsuits offers an eloquent testimony of the pitfalls of pursuing new technologies. Bayer is not the only example for that matter, just think of Volkswagen or Deutsche Bank. Frederick Studemann quotes Klaus Schweinsberg on Germany’s ambivalent attitude to innovation and modern technology – desired on the one hand, but rather not at home, which also reflects on Angela Merkel’s ending era.
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FINANCIAL TIMES 04.07.2018

Angela Merkel is losing the support of Germany’s business leaders

The Financial Times reports on dwindling backup of chancellor Angela Merkel by german business leaders and quotes Klaus Schweinsberg:  Still many doubt her overall sympathy for business. “Rationally she understands the necessity of markets, but deep down she believes in the state,” says Klaus Schweinsberg, a professor of business who advises a number of top German executives.

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N-TV, January 22nd 2019

World Economic Forum 2019

Klaus Schweinsberg commented in interviews with german news televsion n-tv on this years World Economic Forum, describing it as a “a marketplace of ideas”: in contrast to former years more and more consultants, small enterprises and non-profit organisations can be found among the participants. He therefor does not expect any political solutions from the Forum. The interview is available in german on the n-tv website.

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N-TV aND RTL, 24 January 2018

World Economic Forum 2018

“Creating a shared future in a fractured world” is the topic of this year’s World Economic Forum (WEF) meeting in Davos. In interviews with the german news tv channels n-tv and rtl, Professor Klaus Schweinsberg described the atmosphere within the business leaders as tensed, in seeking a (political) key figure for Europe and the world. Schweinsberg also commented on the power shift: While Europe is too preoccupied with itself, countries like the USA and India are rapidly developing.  An increasing development which could sideline European interests.

HANDELSBLATT, 7 March 2017

Voter Education. Failing in its Duty.

Klaus Schweinberg warns in business newspaper Handelsblatt against the threat of rising populism in Germany, drawing parallels between the developments in Germany, Great Britain, France and the United States. Germans, and the young in particular, are losing interest in the democratic process. The state must teach them that it is their civic duty – and in their interests – to participate, says Klaus Schweinsberg.

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