"We have good reasons to feel confident that the 2020s can be good years", Federal Chancellor Merkel said in her New Year’s address. 2020 we will mark thirty years that Germany has been reunited. "We have achieved great things in these thirty years", Merkel underlined. Today we are witnessing how much digital progress is changing every area of life and that we need to find new responses to this. The "human challenge" of climate change ist real and dangerous. "Let’s surprise ourselves again with what we can do", Merkel said. "Changes for the better are possible if we embrace the new with openness and resolve".