Altmaier claimed for more start-ups in Germany

 

On October 22nd, Federal Minister Peter Altmaier, Head of the Federal Chancellery, spoke at the monthly jour fixe of the Ambassadors Club in front of a packed room at the Grand Hyatt Berlin at Potsdamer Platz.
The President of the Ambassador Club, Mania Feilcke-Dierck, welcomed more than 50 ambassadors this time.

Minister Altmaier spoke on “Current Projects and Challenges to the Federal Government.” He began with an assessment of some recent developments in the EU and congratulated the European Parliament to confirm the new Commission to Jean-Claude Juncker, which took place on the same day.

Altmaier talked first about some international challenges before he completed his speech with national issues. He named in particular the Digital Agenda of the Federal Government, which Altmaier designated as a new industrial revolution. He also called for more support for business start-ups, because with this support new ideas could be developed. Alone to rely on proven things is not enough to secure the business location Germany in the future.

The ambassadors were impressed by the speech and the subsequent responses from Minister Altmaier to their questions.
He convinced especially by his open and humorous style and his expertise.

Text: Martin Hoeck
Pictures: Agentur Baganz