BusinessEurope Headlines No. 2019-10
"The EU’s recovery is slowing. There is an urgent need to make our continent a better place to start and grow a business”, said BusinessEurope's President Pierre Gattaz at the Tripartite Social Summit in Brussels on 20 March. The answer, he added, lies in creating an enabling environment for businesses to foster more private and public investments. For instance, delivering national growth and employment enhancing reforms, increasing productivity, having a more strategic industrial policy, integrating SMEs in European and global value chains and finally walking the talk on the completion of the Single Market. “It also means supporting the digital transformation of our economy and promoting innovation and investments in skills development because this is essential if we want to have sustained and inclusive growth in the future”, Gattaz stated.
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“What kind of Europe do you want? Casting a vote is the first step to be part of the solution”, says BusinessEurope’s President Pierre Gattaz. In this video, he talks about Europe’s achievements and challenges and the importance of the European elections, which will take place in May this year.
Reform Barometer. This year’s barometer shows that the EU needs to do more to improve its competitiveness with EU growth having now been lower than U.S. growth for 7 of the last 10 years. In addition, the Reform Barometer contains our annual survey of our member federations regarding progress on structural reform. Our member federations consider that member states have satisfactorily implemented only 20% of the Country-Specific Recommendations agreed with the EU. BusinessEurope also addressed these issues in its message to the Spring European Council on 21-22 March, in which we outline a set of policy recommendations to improve Europe’s ability to grow global leading firms and what this means for the EU long term climate strategy and the EU’s external agenda.
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Society 5.0 for SDGs".
Contact: Luisa Santos
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strategy paper on the REFIT-platform.
Contact: Jonathan Gray
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memorandum on setting ambitious goals for the future EU SME policy. She highlighted in particular the need to revisit the current mechanisms for designing EU regulation, to ensure that they don’t stand in the way of deploying innovative digital-based business models. She also stressed the need to reform these mechanisms so that they can generate regulation adapted to the new generation of products where goods, services and digital technology come as one.
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- 21-22 March: European Council
- 2 April: 23rd European Corporate Governance conference
- 3 April: 5th European Migration Forum
- 3 April: Launch of BusinessEurope's Thanks to Europe video
- 4 April: Finnish elections
- 4 April: 70 years of NATO