Press releases

Munich, 2014-11-27

Motor for more jobs at home

The contribution of the 500 largest family businesses in terms of employment continued to grow between 2010 and 2012. The number of jobs these companies provide also increased during the euro crisis by 4.1 percent in Germany, while at the same time jobs in DAX companies declined.


Munich, 2014-11-05

Bundestag’s rights insufficient in ESM capital injections for banks

Stiftung Familienunternehmen | Bundestag’s rights insufficient in ESM capital injections for banks

The intended way that the direct Bank recapitalization of ESM funds is to be prepared and decided by the Bundestag, is unconstitutional according to a report by Professor Dietrich Murswiek (Freiburg) for the Foundation for Family Businesses. So far, for e.g., it is not planned that all members of the Bundestag receive confidential information about the Bank that is looking for help, rather only the small special committee of the Bundestag, which convenes in secret, consists of only seven deputies, and is pledged to secrecy. "The Foundation for Family Businesses welcomes the news that both the Union and SPD appear to want to move away from this position. But there remain a number of other deficiencies", explained Alfons Schneider, member of the Executive Board of the Foundation for Family Businesses.


Munich, 2014-10-21

Criticism of Piketty thesis

Stiftung Familienunternehmen | Criticism of Piketty thesis

The much-discussed book "Capital in the 21st Century" by the French economist Thomas Piketty is now available in German. Foundation Chairman Prof. Brun-Hagen Hennerkes has replicared Piketty’s claims from the perspective of the German family business. In the Süddeutsche Zeitung, he warns of negative consequences for the company.




Berlin, 2014-06-13

EU reform - proposals against the loss of confidence

EU reform - proposals against the loss of confidence
Concrete proposals from the ten largest EU Member States for the reform of the EU have been put on the table and could be implemented immediately. This includes a self-limitation of the EU Commission ("Focused EU"). A new study by the Centre for European Politics (cep) on behalf of the Foundation for Family Businesses point to some ways out of the crisis of confidence in the EU.

Berlin, 2014-05-14

DIE WELT - Monetary Conference 2014

Today at the WELT Monetary Conference Professor Kirchdörfer, Chief Executive of the Foundation for Family Businesses, called for the reduction of the disastrous dependency between banks and governments in Europe. Around 200 guests from business, politics and science are debating today in Berlin the future of Europe and the single currency.
 

Munich, 2014-05-08

Family businesses - the best employers

Family businesses - the best employers
Large family businesses are significantly better employers when compared to large corporations. Professionals and managers appreciate the work atmosphere, the self-direction in the flat hierarchies and the cooperative management style. The Technical University of Munich, on behalf of the Foundation for Family Businesses, has evaluated the comprehensive surveys conducted over years at the Career Day Family Business.

Munich, 2014-05-05

Ifo Study: Inheritance tax and family businesses

Ifo Study: Inheritance tax and family businesses
The Ifo Institute has studied for the first time in Germany how the reformed inheritance tax affects family businesses. 43 percent of family businesses surveyed said that they would have to sell their companies or parts of them without the tax exemptions for business assets at times of generational transition.