Frank-Walter Steinmeier is coming on Monday for the first time a Federal President at the digital conference re:publica in Berlin. It is expected that Steinmeier linked to in the opening speech, his topics of democracy and debate culture with the impact of digitisation.

the following is a press around. The three-day event, this year under the Motto of “tl;dr: too long; didn’t read”. Thus, the re:publica is the small print dedicated to, said organizers. “The Footnotes. The strength of the Research, the Knowledge and the controversy. The necessity and urgency, the issues combine to critically question, polarize, divide us.”

of Course, the thirteenth edition of the re:publica again digital issues in all facets of: Artificial intelligence, platform regulation, copyright reform, or the future of work. The Federal Minister of labour, Hubertus Heil (SPD), called on the occasion of the re:publica to limit the market power of Internet giants like Google and Facebook. “If data competition makes retarded, we need ways to make data accessible,” he told the German press Agency. With voltage also occurs by Margrethe Vestager on Tuesday is not expected. The EU competition Commissioner is passionately against a monopolization of the Internet giant and for open, fair markets

A particular focus of this year, the theme of sustainability, which will be illuminated from different perspectives. Environment Minister Svenja Schulze (SPD) is provided as well as “Fridays for Future”activist Luisa Neubauer or Johan Rockström, Director of the Potsdam Institute for climate impact research. A special Highlight at the conclusion on Wednesday of the appearance of Astronaut Alexander Gerst.

in Total, comprise the re:publica and the accompanying Media Convention Berlin (MCB) hundreds of program points. At the start of the MCB is expected on Monday, the governing mayor of Berlin Michael Müller. The Rhineland-Palatinate Minister – President Malu Dreyer – also Chairman of the broadcasting Commission of the Länder speaks about the design of the digital society.