June 19th, 2019

Source: AGA Unternehmensverband

  1. EuropaAbend with Vice Chancellor Olaf Scholz and Mayor Dr. Peter Tschentscher

For the 30th time the AGA Unternehmensverband celebrated its EuropaAbend, Vice Chancellor and Federal Minister of Finance Olaf Scholz gave his keynote speech in front of more than 600 entrepreneurs including Lignopure’s Founder Joana Gil and Co-Founder Wienke Reynolds, representatives of the consular corps, the administration, politics and the media.

Scholz described Europe as the most important national concern, because only in a strong community could Germany hold its own in international competition. “Overcoming the euro crisis has shown that Europe is capable of standing together.”

Mayor Dr. Peter Tschentscher struck the same note in his welcoming speech: “Between the great powers of China, Russia and the USA, individual countries in Europe cannot hold their own with their interests alone.” Only the European Union with over 500 million people would give the strength to exert influence, and to negotiate at eye level with others in the world: “For an international city like Hamburg, this is of great importance. We can only meet the challenges of the future in digitization, climate protection and democracy if we act together in Europe,” Tschentscher added.

Many of the 600 guests, including Lignopure, stayed after the speeches in the ballrooms of the city hall to exchange views on the future of Europe over a glass of wine and delicious appetizers.

The 30th EuropaAbend was embedded in the Rotary World Convention, which took place in Hamburg this year. Participants of the convention took the opportunity and were present at the EuropaAbend in the city hall.



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