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Entrepreneurship with whiplash

Dr. Lothar Hövelmann on the relationship between regulation and freedom

"Entrepreneurial freedoms" - big words in times of strong regulation. Clearly, markets do not fix everything, and climate and species protection are inadequately addressed by merely balancing supply and demand.
Therefore, framework conditions are necessary, which are ideally worked out in democratic discourse with an intelligent assessment of cause, effect, benefits and risks.
However, the balance between entrepreneurial freedom and restrictive legislation is currently noticeably out of balance. The scales are rapidly sinking on the regulation side, and in the case of entrepreneurial freedom this results in whiplash. This is not only true for agriculture, agribusiness and the food industry. In other sectors of the economy as well, developments are proceeding sluggishly and dynamics are creeping along at a snail's pace. Someone once said at the pace of Germany. I hope that was meant differently. How does it look elsewhere? How are things going in Denmark, Spain, Israel and Ireland? We want to take a closer look at this at the DLG Entrepreneur Days 2023 on 5 and 6 September 2023 in Magdeburg.
How does the Danish farmer cope with nitrogen quotas, why is her Spanish colleague able to expand his pig farming operation virtually unrestrained? What makes Israeli milk so valuable, when will women and men in our sector be able to contribute their potential equally, and why does the next generation want to enter the agricultural sector despite all the hurdles? There are a lot of questions that we will tackle in the motivating atmosphere of the DLG Entrepreneur Days. And all that for free - we must be crazy! On Tuesday, 5 September 2023 we will start at 7 p.m. with good food and beverages (not for free) and on Wednesday, 6 September 2023 from 8.30 a.m. to 4 p.m. we will present, argue and discuss. Lots of interaction, different formats and surprises. 27 experts in a network of 500 individuals. Live and in colour. We're looking forward to seeing you there.

Dr. Lothar Hövelmann,
Managing Director DLG e.V.
Frankfurt am Main