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Áder Awards High Decoration to German Foundation Head

MTI-Hungary Today 2020.07.11.

President János Áder has decorated Brun-Hagen Hennerkes, founder and head of Germany’s Family Business Foundation, with the Order of Merit of Hungary, Middle Cross, in recognition of his efforts to promote investments in Hungary by companies belonging to the foundation, as well as of his support for Hungarian family businesses.

The decoration was handed over by Lászlo Palkovics, Hungary’s innovation and technology minister, during talks in Berlin on Friday.

Palkovics said that family-based businesses employ over 50 percent of Germany’s work force, and mentioned Knorr-Bremse, Festo, and Henkel, for example.

“We would like to see such companies emerge in Hungary and a higher proportion of German family-based companies, too,” the minister told MTI by phone.

Featured photo illustration by Zoltán Máthé/MTI