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
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