Günther H. Oettinger, President of United Europe, would like to involve the members of United Europe more closely in the current political debate on European issues, inform you about the current state of European politics and obtain your feedback on European policies. To this end, we would like to set up an online roundtable, which gives members the opportunity to get involved in the European discussion.
For EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, limiting global warming is one of the top issues of her term of office. The Green Deal should help Europe become the first climate-neutral continent in 2050. To achieve this, existing climate targets must be tightened. These initiatives are to be welcomed, but the EU institutions have so far not sufficiently assessed the impact on industry, since the steel and chemicals sectors are particularly affected. Energy-intensive industries in particular are now at a crossroads. They need a massive aid package if they are to have a future in Europe.
The discussion will be opened by Günther H. Oettinger who will give a briefing on the current state of play in Brussels.
This will be followed by an open discussion with the feedback from the members of United Europe.