Delegation Visit to Germany


GPPI-CPR in collaboration with the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung (FES) organized a delegation visit of six Members of Parliament to Germany from 8 - 13 September, 2013. The delegation was led by senior BJP leader and former Finance Minister Mr. Yashwant Sinha.

The delegation had a packed six-day visit which included interactions with experts on political, economic and bilateral relations. During the course of the meeting on day one, the delegation discussed upon the upcoming "elections in Germany" which was followed by an expert talk on "Building he Economy of Tomorrow- Indian's Response to the Economic, Ecological and Social Challenges of Today". 

The delegation also had brief round of interactions with the Vice-President of the German Bundestag, Mr. Wolfgang Thierse; and  Dr. Oliver Schmolke, Head of the Parliamentary Group's Policy Planning Unit of the Social Democratic Party (SPD) of Germany during which they talked about "The paths to Sustainable Economic Activity and Social Progress in the Social Market Economy". 

"Social Democratic Foreign Policy"; "Sustainability & Decent Capitalism"; and "Perceptions & Opportunities of German-India Relations" are other topics which were touched upon during the various discussion sessions with experts.

The visit was interspersed with a roundtable meeting with the Representatives of the Ministry of Finance and Economics; and guided tours of the German Bundestag; the Robert Bosch Stiftung; and the Bosch GmbH and Bosch Factory. 

The delegation was accompanied by Mr. Ramesh Chandran, Director, GPPI, & Senior Fellow, CPR; and Dr. Felix Schmidt, Resident Representative, FES India.


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