We are looking forward to the official presentation of the book “Europa kann es besser” (Europe can do better), which was initiated by the German newspaper Handelsblatt and United Europe.
The book is presented by CDU Chairwoman Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer on Monday, 6th May, at ESMT Berlin.
The presentation is followed by a panel discussion with four authors of the book: Jürgen Großmann (United Europe), Ingrid Hengster (KfW Development Bank), Richard Lutz (Deutsche Bahn), and Simone Menne (manager and multi-supervisory board member). Moderator is Sven Afhüppe, editor-in-chief of Handelsblatt and together with Thomas Sigmund, head of the capital office of Handelsblatt, editor of the book.
In this book, 30 CEOs, medium-sized companies and start-up entrepreneurs from Germany, Austria, Finland and Spain for the first time reflect on the future of the continent.
The authors are furthermore Hannes Ametsreiter (Vodafone Germany), Werner Baumann (Bayer), Martin Brudermüller (BASF), Marcus Braun (Wirecard), Wolfgang Eder (voestalpine), Tom Enders (Airbus), Ignacio S. Galán (Iberdrola), Angelika Gifford (TUI, ProSiebenSat.1), Matthias Hartmann (IBM Germany), Antti Herlin (Kone), Timotheus Höttges (Deutsche Telekom), Richard Lutz (Deutsche Bahn), Tina Müller (Douglas), René Obermann (Warburg Pincus International), Peter Oswald (Mondi Group), Jörg Rocholl (ESMT Berlin), Kasper Rorsted (Adidas), Rolf Schmitz (RWE), Christian Sewing (Deutsche Bank), Johannes Teyssen (E.ON), Frank Thelen (Freigeist Capital), Andreas Treichl (Erste Bank), Hans Van Bylen (Henkel), Carola Gräfin von Schmettow (HSBC Trinkaus), Ralf Wintergerst (Giesecke+Devrient), Reinhold Würth (Würth Group), and Dieter Zetsche (Daimler).
The result is a reform programme for the troubled Europa AG, which is unique in its kind – and which belongs in the specifications of the new EU Commission. No political soap-box speeches, but concrete recommendations for action and a vision with which Europe can stand up to the enemies of democracy and free trade. Because: “Hand on heart – no democracy in the world is perfect, but Europe’s democracy remains a beacon in a slowly darkening geopolitical world,” Wolfgang Schüssel, President of United Europe, writes in his foreword of the book.
The book is published by Herder-Verlag and available in book stores and on the website of Herder-Verlag here.
All articles also appears in Handelsblatt in German and on Handelsblatt Online and the website of United Europe in German and English until the European Elections.