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11 November 2021

Issue 26/21:
For a departure that will make our country sustainably strong

Stalled traffic on the way to the traffic lights, excellent prospects for an apprenticeship and an outlook on the German Employers' Day, the largest & most important congress of the entire German economy - this and more in the new BDA agenda!
28 October 2021

Issue 25/21:
New opportunities for reform

In the new BDA agenda, employers' president Dulger urges that structural change finally be treated as a priority. The topic of the week focuses on the problem of long-term unemployment. The BDA is one of the first signatories of a joint declaration against sexism. This and much more awaits you.
14 October 2021

Issue 24/21:
For a sustainable economic recovery

The new BDA agenda is about our future: CEO Kampeter points out that a non-functioning traffic light leads to chaos. In the commentary of the week, the parliamentary director of the FDP parliamentary group Stark-Watzinger says: "As it is, it must not remain." Also: background on the B20 summit and the DFB honorary project #2023andYou.
30 September 2021

Issue 23/21:
Germany after the election

The BDA agenda after the Bundestag elections: "Out of crisis mode, into reform mode!", says Managing Director Steffen Kampeter. Employer President Dulger is looking forward to working with a federal government from the democratic centre that is ready for modernisation. Also: what to do in the first 100 days after the election.
23 September 2021

Issue 22/21:
Germany before the election

The BDA agenda before the Bundestag elections: In it, employers' president Dulger calls for a reform chancellor who thinks business through. Also: Our 9 points for the first 100 days after the election!
16 September 2021

Issue 21/21:
For a strong business location

This week in our agenda: Vaccination appeal by Chief Executive Steffen Kampeter. Because: It is our task as a whole to convince those who are still hesitant. The topic of the week is dedicated to the need for reform before the Bundestag elections, which is urgently needed to secure the competitiveness of our country. Other topics include the conference on the future of Europe as well as an exciting offer from BC4D to companies that want to get involved in democratic coexistence.

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9 September 2021

Issue 20/21:
Making social systems fit for the future

In the BDA Agenda, employer president Dr. Dulger points out that 97% of Germans are in favour of pension reform. This is the result of a Forsa survey commissioned by the BDA. The comment of the week comes from FDP federal chairman Christian Lindner. He thinks: "There has never been more to do". The topic of the week is dedicated to the question of the future viability of the social system. This and much more in the new issue.

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2 September 2021

Issue 19/21:
Legal certainty for vaccination status inquiry!

In the new agenda, BDA chief executive Steffen Kampeter stresses the need for legal certainty for vaccination status inquiries. In his commentary of the week, Union faction leader Ralph Brinkhaus calls tax increases poison for innovations. The topic of securing skilled workers and much more awaits you in this issue.

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19 August 2021

Issue 18/21:
Europe for growth and value creation

In the current issue, read the appeal by employers' president Rainer Dulger on the current vaccination appeal and the call for the new German government to put social security systems at the top of its agenda. In the commentary, Florian Hahn, Member of the Bundestag for the CDU/CSU and Chairman of the Committee on the Affairs of the European Union, reflects on growth and value creation for Europe. In the Topic of the Week we report on the conference on the future of Europe and the core demands of the employers. In addition, after the summer break, our virtual lunchtalk series starts again with many interesting actors and topics. You will find registration options in the agenda.

05 August 2021

Issue 17/21:
Update for the world of work and social systems

Read in the current issue on the annual social report of the Federal Government the point of view of Steffen Kampeter, BDA Chief Executive. In the commentary of the week, home office is seen as a benefit for all by Dr. Mathias Bartke MdB, Chairman of the Committee for Labour and Social Affairs. A modern and flexible working time law is also the topic of the week.

22 July 2021

Issue 16/21:
Defending common values

In the current issue, read the appeal by Steffen Kampeter, BDA Executive Director, for solidarity with the flood victims. The topic of the week looks at the impact of US entry restrictions on the German economy. The German-American friendship is also the subject of the Comment of the Week by Prof. Dr. Andrew Ullmann MdB, Vice Chairman of the Parliamentary Group USA.

8 July 2021

Issue 15/21:
Full speed ahead on education - learning from the pandemic

In the current issue, read the viewpoint of Employer President Dr. Rainer Dulger, who reminds us that education belongs at the top of the agenda. This week's topic is the "Summer of Vocational Training". Here we are partners in the Alliance for Initial and Continuing Vocational Training to intensify vocational orientation and to attract school leavers to in-company training. Training is also the topic of the commentary by Claudia Müller MdB, SME representative of the Bündnis 90/Die Grünen parliamentary group. In addition, the new priorities of the EU in occupational health and safety are interesting. Apropos: Don't slack off on vaccinations and tests!

24 June 2021

Issue 14/21:
Less regulation, more entrepreneurial spirit

In the current issue you can read the viewpoint of the president of the employers' association, Dr. Rainer Dulger, who warns that without a strengthening of the economy we will neither be climate-neutral nor an industrial nation in the future. The shortage of skilled workers is one of the braking blocks for companies and therefore our topic of the week. Among other exciting information, you will also find out how the EU's new Covid certificate works and why the free movement of persons can finally be capitalized on again in times of a pandemic.

10 June 2021

Special edition 13/21:
#FUTUREWORK21 - The new working world after the pandemic

Read the viewpoint of BDA CEO Steffen Kampeter in the current issue. With a packed programme, around 50 speakers and almost 4,000 guests on the livestream, this year's #futurework21 was once again a great success. It's worth taking a look at the photo gallery or the videos. The SME check by Microsoft and BDA is also particularly informative - the majority of Germany's SMEs have good prerequisites for a successful new start after the Corona crisis. Find out which factors are decisive for this in the current BDA Agenda.

27 May 2021

Issue 12/21:
Cohesion instead of division - parts of politics on the wrong track

In the current issue, read the viewpoint of BDA CEO Steffen Kampeter, who counters the divisive forces in politics by not only thinking about the election date, but thinking about our future. We want to move our country forward together. We will show that again when it comes to vaccination. On the occasion of the vaccination summit, vaccination is also the topic of the week. The report on the EU Blue Card and the MINT trend report are also particularly informative. And if you don't want to miss #Futurework21, you can find the direct link to registration in the agenda.

19 May 2021

Special edition 11/21:
#wirtschaftsindwiralle - Wir Arbeitgeber zur Bundestagswahl

Read the current issue here with a viewpoint from Employer President Dr. Rainer Dulger. In this special issue of the BDA Agenda, you can read our expectations of politicians and the next federal government, which we have summarized in an 8-point paper. Creating good working conditions is not just a slogan or advertising slogan for companies, but a reality in the workplace. Companies in Germany are doing a lot to make their working conditions not only good, but very good. For this, we need good framework conditions.

14 May 2021

Issue 10/21:
Social market economy must not be a blank space

Here you will find the current issue, including a statement by the President of the Employers' Association, Dr. Rainer Dulger. The topic of the week is the current poverty/wealth report of the Federal Government. In the report from Brussels, everything revolves around the developments of the social summit in Porto. The next generation is important to us employers. Therefore, a BDA discussion round at the education fair didacta was dedicated to the topic of "Teacher training in and after Corona", in line with the publication "Improving teacher training.

29 April 2021

Issue 09/21:
Vaccination is economic policy

Here you will find the current issue, including a viewpoint from the President of the Employers' Association, Dr. Rainer Dulger. So close to May 1, the topic of the week is of course all about work. We would also like to take this opportunity to mention our #Futurework21 festival. For us employers, the social market economy also remains important. Therefore we are pleased about a comment of the weeks to it of Dr. Carsten Linnemann MdB. Otherwise, all we can say is: vaccinate, vaccinate, vaccinate!

15 April 2021

Issue 08/21:
Corona crisis - politicians and business need to close ranks

Read the current issue here, including a viewpoint from employer president Dr. Rainer Dulger. The issue also contains the topic of the week: Digitalization on the occasion of this week's Hannover Messe. The issue is also dedicated to the topic of 70 years of co-determination in the coal and steel industry. You can also read interesting facts about inclusion and training.

1 April 2021

Issue 07/21:
We're testing the heck out of it!

Read the current issue here with, among other things, a viewpoint by Steffen Kampeter, BDA chief executive, which is devoted in particular to the subject of corona testing. The issue also contains the topic of the week: short-time work and holiday entitlement as well as a well-filled media review, this time also with audio contributions, and news from our members.

18 March 2021

Issue 06/21:
The key is inoculation and testing

Read the current issue here, including a viewpoint from Employer President Dr Rainer Dulger and the topic of the week: Digitisation and sustainability in every dual apprenticeship as part of the Week of Apprenticeships. The issue also includes a Comment of the Week by Tilman Kuban, Federal Chairman of Germany's Junge Union, a report from Brussels on the Pay Transparency Directive and the video of the week for our 'Social Partners Employers in Dialogue' livetalk series.

5 March 2021

Issue 05/21:
If politics & business pull together, we can gain a lot of confidence

Read the current issue here, including a viewpoint from employer president Dr. Rainer Dulger and the topic of the week: collective agreement on care for the elderly. The issue also contains a commentary of the week by Gesamtmetall President Dr. Stefan Wolf, an article on the consultations of the European social partners on platform work and an interesting special on our virtual event series "Social Partners Employers in Dialogue", in which Till Brönner has already participated.

18 February 2021

Issue 04/21:
Entrepreneurs and employees finally need a clear perspective

Read the current issue here, including a viewpoint from Steffen Kampeter, BDA Chief Executive, and the topic of the week: supply chains. The issue also contains an exciting Twitter discussion with Federal Minister Heil and information on the report on strengthening social dialogue in the EU.

4 February 2021

Issue 03/21:
We are ready for exchange with politicians on a post-Corona strategy: Let's do it!

Read the current issue here with, among other things, a viewpoint from employers' president Dr. Rainer Dulger and with the topic of the week "Training market figures - balance of post-placement: Don't slack off now!". The issue also contains an interesting reading tip on the EU minimum wage plan as well as a report from Brussels on the right to non-availability.

20 January 2021

Issue 02/21: We employers have delivered

Read the current issue here with, among other things, a viewpoint from employers' president Dr. Rainer Dulger and with the topic of the week "Home office regulation weakens social partnership". The issue also contains an exciting video of the interview between Otto Fricke of the FDP and BDA CEO Steffen Kampeter.

11 January 2021

Issue 01/21: For a smart and efficient post-Corona strategy

Read the current issue here, including a viewpoint from Steffen Kampeter, CEO of the BDA, with the topic of the week "Securing the future of the hospitality industry" and the report from Brussels with a review of the German EU Council Presidency 2020.

17 December 2020

Issue 26/20 | Clear call for 2021: Give way to growth

Read the current issue here, including a viewpoint from Employer President Dr. Rainer Dulger with the topic of the week "Sound Budgetary Policy & Growth - Key to the Future" and the latest issue of Euro-Info.

26 November 2020

Issue 25/20: Special agenda on the election of the new President of the Employers' Association, Dr. Rainer Dulger

Read the current issue here, including a viewpoint from our new employer president Dr. Rainer Dulger. He reports on his goals and the tasks that now lie ahead of him. With the change of president, the BDA website arbeitgeber.de also shines in new splendour and our new social media campaign "Arbeit beschäftigt uns. The BDA" has been launched.

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