Merkel Hosts 'Future Talks' on Economic Competitiveness
German Chancellor Angela Merkel (3rd R) poses for a group photo with German Minister of Work and Social Issues Ursula von der Leyen (L), Roland Pofalla (2nd L), Minister of the Chancellery, Dieter Hundt (3rd L), head of the Federation of German Employers' Associations (BDA), (Back row) Otto Kentzler (2nd L), President of the German Confederation of Skilled Crafts (ZDH), Berthold Huber (3rd L), trade union secretary of the German labour union IG Metall, Dieter Hundt (4th L), head of the Federation of German Employers' Associations (BDA), Otto Kentzler (5th L), President of the German Confederation of Skilled Crafts (ZDH), Eric Schweitzer (4th L), president of the Chamber of Industry and Commerce (IHK), German Interior Minister Hans-Peter Friedrich (3rd R), Ulrich Grillo (2nd R), president of the German Federation of Industry (Bundesverband der Deutschen Industrie, or BDI), and German Interior Minister Hans-Peter Friedrich, at "Future talk" with social partners and academics on July 4, 2013 in Meseberg, Germany. The talks, which bring together government leaders, economists and labour union representatives, focus on how Germany can best face the challenges of the recent European financial crisis, German demographics and global market competition.
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