Ambitious recovery plan essential to avoid long-term scars to EU economy

BusinessEurope on 30 April proposed urgent actions to kick-start Europe’s weakened economy. The proposals for a European economic recovery plan include:

  • an ambitious and coordinated fiscal stimulus to support demand and a rapid deployment of EU investment funds;
  • a revitalised and open single market and a strengthened single currency;
  • fair and free trade and investment, and support for multilateral solutions;
  • strengthened EU governance to ensure EU financial support increases implementation by member states of growth and employment-enhancing structural reforms and upward convergence.

Read the full document -  #UnitedAgainstCoronavirus  #WhateverItTakes

Responsibility, action and solidarity is urgently required to protect businesses, society and our economy

The European society is facing an extraordinary challenge from the outbreak of COVID-19. Our sympathies are with the families of those who have already lost loved ones, and our gratitude is to the workers and businesses who are already showing exceptional courage and resilience, both to treat the sick and to maintain the vital goods and services upon which we all depend.

It is clear that we are only at the beginning of this challenge. Protecting our society will require extraordinary responsibility, action and solidarity from all parties:

  • Responsibility as businesses, workers and citizens, to ensure everything we do helps address this crisis.
  • Action both to maintain the essential functioning of our economy in the immediate future and to ensure that once the spread of the virus is addressed, we have maintained the business eco-system vital to fully restoring our treasured European way of life.
  • Solidarity between businesses of all sizes, between businesses and governments and between all EU member states.

Read our full statement (16 March 2020)   #UnitedAgainstCoronavirus  #WhateverItTakes

Public letters Date
BusinessEurope's priorities for the German Presidency of the European Union - Letter to Angela Merkel, Federal Chancellor of Germany 07/07/2020
A determined financial and non-financial European response - Message to the European Council video meeting on 19 June 2020 16/06/2020
COVID-19 crisis: we need a strong Europe - Statement ahead of the video call of heads of state or government on 23 April 2020 22/04/2020
EPO oral proceedings by videoconference - Letter from T.Sueur to António Campinos, President of the European Patent Office 14/04/2020
Posting of workers directive - Letter from Markus J. Beyrer to EU Commissioner Nicolas Schmit 14/04/2020
Video conference of the members of the European Council on 23 April 2020 - Letter from Pierre Gattaz and Markus J. Beyrer to the President of the European Council Charles Michel 14/04/2020
Trade restrictions in the healthcare sector - Joint industry COVID-19 letter to EU trade ministers 10/04/2020
Extending deadlines for non-essential environment and climate-related consultations and regulations - Letter from Markus J. Beyrer to Frans Timmermans 10/04/2020
Impacts of COVID-19 in the area of customs - Letter from Markus J. Beyrer to EU Commissioner Paolo Gentiloni 08/04/2020
Current issues in trade, investment and supply chains - Letter from Markus J. Beyrer to EU Executive Vice-President Valdis Dombrovskis 07/04/2020
Social dialogue in Poland - Joint message from the European social partners to the European Commission 01/04/2020
The Global Business Coalition (GBC) members call to G20 for measures to enable global supply of vital protective gear, medicines and medical supplies 26/03/2020
The Global Business Coalition (GBC) members call to G20 for measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 & mitigate its effects on people & markets 25/03/2020
Statement of the European social partners ETUC, BusinessEurope, CEEP, SMEUnited on the COVID-19 emergency - Message to the video conference of the members of the European Council on 26 March 2020 24/03/2020
Global Business Coalition (GBC) members call for measures to mitigate the effects of COVID-19 on supply chains 19/03/2020
Speeches Date
Tripartite Social Summit on 23 June 2020 - Contribution of the social partners to relaunching growth and employment in the aftermath of COVID-19 - Opening address by Markus J. Beyrer 23/06/2020
Press releases Date
No time to waste to kick-start the recovery 18/06/2020
Legal certainty for European companies (SEs) during COVID-19 crisis 28/05/2020
Determined financial and non-financial European response essential to overcome corona crisis 27/05/2020
EU recovery fund should restore business confidence 26/05/2020
Ambitious recovery plan essential to avoid long-term scars to EU economy 30/04/2020
EU solidarity and immediate cash availability is essential 23/04/2020
EU leaders must protect the European economy, whatever it takes 25/03/2020
European solidarity essential to overcome the crisis 18/03/2020
COVID-19: EU institutions and member states must support and protect businesses and workers 16/03/2020
Position papers Date
BUSINESSEUROPE proposals for a European economic recovery plan 30/04/2020
COVID-19 - European social partners' input for the Cabinet of President Charles Michel 17/04/2020
The digital response to COVID-19 02/04/2020
Statement of the European social partners ETUC, BusinessEurope, CEEP, SMEunited on the COVID-19 emergency 16/03/2020
Responsibility, action and solidarity is urgently required to protect businesses, society and our economy 16/03/2020