Steel facilitates and enriches everyday life in many ways. It takes countless shapes and forms – from a paper clip to a bicycle to a skyscraper. It is so omnipresent that it is often taken for granted. But the benefit it brings to society and the economy cannot be overestimated.
The steel sector offers countless jobs and opportunities. But steel workers and companies are increasingly worried about developments in China and the US. It is yet to be seen in how far the US will limit steel imports and free trade. One clear thing is that the consequences for the European and German steel sectors could be grave.
In times, in which the overcoming of borders and establishment of fair and free trade is more important than ever, it is essential that one can rely on facts and has access to balanced information and an open exchange of opinions.