Participation in an economic round table ‘France before the elections’
The conference saw around 50 guests come together in the hotel Krønasår of the Europa-Park Resort and was chaired by Dr. Dieter Salomon, General Manager of the IHK Südlicher Oberrhein, and moderated by Yolande Baldeweck, former correspondent of the national daily newspaper Le Figaro pour l’Alsace. Repeated references were made to the strong ties that hold the two countries together on the southern Upper Rhine.
Niklas Zaboji, Paris correspondent of the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (FAZ), Dr. Jörg Köpke, Editor-in-Chief of the Center for European Politics (CEP) in Freiburg and Berlin, and Dr. Stefan Seidendorf, deputy director of the German-French Institute (DFI) in Ludwigsburg, and Michael Mack were invited to comment on the possible effects of a political change of course in France. The Franco-German friendship, Europe’s ability to act, the Green Deal for Europe and the common economic area that transcends all borders were the focus of the debates and exchanges between the participants.