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Germany: State Secretary Dr. Karl-Heinz Klär met future bank managers

The Representative of the State of Rheinland-Palatinate to the Federal Government and for Europe and Member of the Committee of the Regions of the European Union, State Secretary Dr. Karl-Heinz Klär, visited a vocational school in Koblenz on 9th March 2009.

Dr. Klär talking to students in Koblenz, Germany

In the framework of the EU Back to school Day in Germany he discussed the EU's role in the international financial and economic crisis with about 50 future bank managers.

The students, who are expected to embrace managing positions in the bank system in Germany, were interested to find out more about the role of politics within the current crisis. State Secretary Dr. Klär shared his knowledge and expertise and encouraged students to express their ideas and concerns.

The guest pointed out that the European integration has been the most fruitful and most successful 'investment' of the 20th century. He furthermore emphasized that the EU's unique assets in times of crisis remain its member states' cooperation and solidarity. It is in fact this approach which prevents member states from taking national protectionist measures to fight the crisis.

09/04/2009 by: Christina Wild