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Frankfurt financial centre and region appeal for an open Europe

On the occasion of Europe Day on 9 May 2024, representatives of the financial centre and the and the region are making a joint appeal to the public.

Frankfurt am Main – The Deutsche Bundesbank and Frankfurt Main Finance, together with numerous representatives of the financial centre and the region, are addressing the public on the occasion of Europe Day on 9 May. Both institutions and the supporters of the joint appeal are calling on people to take part in the European elections on 9 June in order to give Europe and its democracy a strong voice.

"Europe needs the commitment of all of us. Our European Union cannot be taken for granted: it depends on us standing up for common, democratic values, continuing to breathe life into these values and protecting them against attacks."

"A democratic, free and tolerant Europe is the foundation for peaceful coexistence and the basis for economic growth, prosperity and the common good. Our Frankfurt financial centre also benefits from this."

The financial centre with 280 banks and credit institutions, more than 70,000 employees and many important institutions such as the European Central Bank and the Bundesbank, the European supervisory authorities EIOPA (for insurance) and AMLA (to combat financial crime) as well as the German Stock Exchange can only thrive if we are open to people and ideas. This is the only way we can utilise our diverse skills and experience.

Tolerance and human dignity as well as openness to exchange across borders form the basis of Europe and the financial sector. These values therefore guide our actions. Exclusion and xenophobia harm Europe, Germany, the financial centre and our coexistence.

Supporters of the appeal are: The State of Hesse, the cities of Eschborn, Frankfurt am Main, Offenbach am Main, the institutions Bankenverband Mitte, DSGV, FIRM, Frankfurt RheinMain, Germany Finance, Green and Sustainable Finance Cluster Germany, KfW, Sparkassen- und Giroverband Hessen-Thüringen, Verband der Auslandsbanken in Deutschland e.V., WM Gruppe.

Contact for press enquiries

Dr. Ralf Witzler
Head of Communication
Frankfurt Main Finance e.V.

This is an automated translation of the German original.

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