Reacting to today’s ‘State of the Union’ speech by Commission President Juncker, BUSINESSEUROPE President Emma Marcegaglia said: ‘We have to live up to our common European values when tackling the asylum crisis and work towards a European solution’. Many companies have already expressed their willingness to contribute to such a solution. “At the same time we need to strengthen the European economy to deliver a better future to companies and citizens”, she added. Greater coordination of member states’ economic policies as well as better enforcement and implementation of the country-specific recommendations is also a must. Speaking about COP21 Emma Marcegaglia supported President Juncker in urging Europe’s major international partners finally to match the EU level of ambition by concluding an ambitious, robust and binding global climate deal.