The Hamburg Chamber of Commerce opposed the city’s repurchase of the energy networks in the referendum. That was illegal.
Political statements will be rare in the future: The Hamburg Chamber of Commerce Photo: dpa/Christian Charisius
Whenever a political course is set in Hamburg, Hans-Jorg Schmidt-Trenz is there. Naturally, the CEO of the Hamburg Chamber of Commerce did his best to promote the bid for the Olympic Games and was in the front row of all the pictures of the losers after the referendum. No sooner had the struggle for the Olympics been lost than he commented on the defeat on behalf of the Chamber of Commerce as a "serious setback for the forward-looking nature of our city."