Europe is faced with the worst crisis since World War II. It is very important to have an effective roadmap to overcome this crisis and at the same time effectively strengthen the position of Europe in terms of global competitiveness. The EU and Member States need to focus on how best to respond to one single overarching challenge: ensuring that the green and digital transitions bring real growth. To help deliver the recovery, Europe’s social agenda must support companies in their efforts to generate growth and employment, because this is the basis for social well-being and for investing in the green and digital transitions. These were the key messages by BusinessEurope’s Director General Markus J. Beyrer in a video address that was presented during a plenary meeting of the Conference of Parliamentary Committees for Union Affairs of Parliaments of the European Union (COSAC) held on 31 May.