Honoring the 75th Anniversary of the Marshall Plan
Germany’s Bundestag approved a motion on March 31 to honor the 75th anniversary of the Marshall Plan and to stress the ongoing need for a transatlantic partnership for fostering freedom, security, and prosperity.
"This Bundestag motion honors and recognizes this extraordinary history and reaffirms the Marshall Plan’s core tenants: boldness of vision, strong values-based leadership, and the shared hope for a better tomorrow,” said GMF President Heather Conley.
The Bundestag also voted in favor of supporting Ukraine with a similar plan to promote its joining the EU as a democracy that shares the bloc’s values including the rule of law.
After the parliamentary proceedings, GMF representatives were invited for a small gathering chaired by Jürgen Trittin (Alliance 90/The Greens), Chairman of the German-US Parliamentary Friendship Group. Participating Members of the Bundestag and GMF representatives emphasized the significance of the Marshall Plan and acknowledged the passing of the motion as a remarkable moment for the US-German relationship.