Brussels, 18 June 2023 (TDI): Laurence Boone, EU Minister of State for Europe and Foreign Affairs, is scheduled to visit Berlin on June 19 and 20.

During her visit, she will participate in the Day of Industry, organized by the BDI, where she will deliver a speech on the topic of European sovereignty.

Following her address, Boone will engage in discussions with prominent industry leaders, including Timotheus Höttges, CEO of Deutsche Telekom; Christian Sewing, CEO of Deutsche Bank; and Peter Carlsson, CEO of Northvolt.

In addition to her involvement in the Day of Industry, Minister Boone will hold meetings with key German political and economic figures. The focus of these discussions will revolve around European enlargement and economic security.

Among the notable individuals she is set to meet are Anna Lührmann, Minister of State for Europe, and Jörg Kukies, State Secretary at the Federal Chancery. Furthermore, she will engage with Franziska Brantner, Parliamentary State Secretary at the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action, as well as Marie-Agnes Strack-Zimmermann, chair of the Bundestag Defense Committee.

Minister Boone’s itinerary also includes participation in the Day of Progressive Economic Policy organized by the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung. During this event, she will take part in a debate focusing on progressive economic policy and social justice, sharing the stage with Lars Klingbeil, co-chair of the Social Democratic Party (SPD).

Towards the end of her visit, Minister Boone, together with Anna Lührmann, will present the Henrik Enderlein Prize, which recognizes exceptional research in the humanities and social sciences related to the future of Europe.

The highly esteemed award for its second edition will be granted to Vladislava Stoyanova from Lund University, Sweden, with an honorable mention awarded to Phillip Ayoub from University College London.

With her packed schedule of engagements, Laurence Boone’s visit to Berlin holds great promise for fruitful discussions, fostering closer ties between Germany and France and contributing to shaping the future of Europe.