Finance Minister Olaf Scholz actively participated in the citizen dialogue on the EU (#EUBürgerdialog). Under the hashtag #BMFOnTour, staff members of the Finance Ministry are visiting their former schools to discuss Europe and address questions relating to the future of the euro, the monetary union and the EU budget.
How do people in Germany see Europe in their everyday lives? What role does the EU play for Germany? And what form should it take in future? Between the beginning of May and the end of October, more than one hundred events were held across Germany to enable citizens to come together and discuss these and other questions. The results have now been compiled in a report, which has been adopted by the Cabinet. The report reveals that the vast majority of people would like to see European responses to global challenges. More