20 Years of Czech-German Economic Relations: Perspectives of Future Cooperation

May 7, 2013, Prague

A discussion titled “20 Years of Czech-German Economic Relations: Perspectives of Future Cooperation” was held on Tuesday, May 7, 2013 at 10.15 in Prague at the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Czech Republic. 
This meeting between Minister of Industry and Trade of the Czech Republic, Martin Kuba, and German Vice-chancellor and Federal Minister of Economics and Technologies, Philipp Rösler, dealt with economic development in the Czech Republic and Germany as well as the bilateral relations of the two countries. The issue of competitiveness, foreign trade, technology, innovation, bilateral cooperation in the EU and access to third countries’ markets were among the topics. The discussion thematically followed-up on the Annual Conference of the Czech-German Discussion Forum that was held in Ostrava in November 2012 and focused on the energy politics of the two countries.
The event was organized by the Czech-German Discussion Forum and the Forum 2000 Foundation in a framework of long-term cooperation on projects that support Czech-German relations. As a Czech partner of the Czech-German Discussion Forum, the Forum 2000 Foundation helps create and organize projects that develop a dialogue between Czechs and Germans while supporting involvement of broader social groups in the discussion.
The discussion was held in Czech and German and simultaneously translated. The event was open upon invitation.