Friday, May 17, 2019
Economy and the Welfare State - What's Next for Europe?
Under this topic the ECPM in cooperation with Bündnis C – Christen für Deutschland organised a forum with panel discussion on Friday, 17 May 2019 at 18.30 in the Victor's Residenz-Hotel Erfurt.
A weakening economy, overburdened pension, health and social security systems, a shortage of young people and a backlog of investments: we need innovative solutions in order to maintain our economic strength and social peace. The top candidates for the European elections Arne Gericke (Member of the European Parliament) and Karin Heepen (President of Bündnis C) as well as Jacques Bazen as representative of the European Christian Political Movement presented Christian-based alternatives for our economic and social systems. On the podium, Hermann Binkert (INSA-CONSULERE) and Rainer Lohfeld (LEUCHTTURM Akquise) discussed a basic income and family-friendly corporate culture with the candidates and the audience. The event was moderated by Michael Ragg, Ragg's Domspatz agency.
Together with the European Christian Political Movement (ECPM), Bündnis C offers viable and innovative political solutions from a Christian perspective. In the polarization between a left-wing ideological lobby and national-separatist parties, Bündnis C steps into the gaps that run through Germany and Europe. At the event in Erfurt, the political and economic philosophy of Relational Thinking was presented and discussed in comparison with similar approaches.