DÜSSELDORF (dpa-AFX) – The head of the Krupp Foundation, Ursula Gather, would welcome an entry by the state of North Rhine-Westphalia into Thyssenkrupp’s steel division: “A participation by the state could be a conceivable option,” she told the “Rheinische Post ” (Saturday edition). State participation is not easy, because the state can get into conflicts of interest. “On the other hand, North Rhine-Westphalia certainly has a great interest in the necessary decarbonization not leading to the deindustrialization of the Ruhr area.” Thyssenkrupp Steel needs capital to be able to invest in the green steel.
She sees the question in good hands with Prime Minister Hendrik Wüst (CDU): “The black-green state government is very aware of the problem, she sees the challenges of the Ruhr area. I experience Hendrik Wüst’s great openness when it comes to finding solutions. I can imagine that he will examine all conceivable options.”