The EU Recovery and Resilience Facility offers a once-in-a-generation opportunity to transform our economies by boosting productivity, growth and competitiveness. Now is the time to make the next steps to pave the way to a solid recovery. A key point for employers in the short-term is that policy-makers at EU and national levels need to come forward with solutions that will markedly improve conditions for employers to hire people. To overcome common European social challenges, we need a trustful cooperation between the European Commission, EU Member States, and social partners. Together, we need to facilitate job-creating investment and reform our labour markets and social systems to ensure future prosperity. BusinessEurope looks forward to working together with the Slovenian Presidency of the Council of the EU in the run up to and during the second half of 2021. These were the key messages passed by BusinessEurope Director General Markus J. Beyrer to the Slovenian Labour Minister Janez Cigler Kralj in a meeting on 20 April.