BusinessEurope Headlines No. 2019-28
The transatlantic relationship is the strongest and most integrated in the world, but trade irritants are eroding trust. “The EU and the USA should be working together, not against each other. We share common challenges and our companies have a long history of cooperation that is key for our two economies”, stated BusinessEurope President Pierre Gattaz. BusinessEurope's mission to Washington DC included meetings with Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, the Deputy Trade Representative Jeffrey Gerrish, Congress and business counterparts. Issues like the Airbus-Boeing dispute, our bilateral trade negotiations, China, the reform of the World Trade Organisation (WTO), sanctions and the threat of duties on cars were at the centre of the discussions. “Trade tensions are creating uncertainty and leading to decreasing investment and economic slowdown. We need to ensure that multilateral rules are respected and we have an effective way of settling disputes”, said Gattaz.
Contact: Eleonora Catella
Intellectual property - Priorities for the next institutional cyclepublication.
Contact: Elena Bertolotto
Reform Barometer showing that whilst the vast majority of country specific reform recommendations are supported by our member federations, only around 20% of the recommendations are being satisfactorily implemented. Ensuring countries move to best practices in labour and product market regulation could increase EU GDP by 6% by 2025 according to the OECD.
Contact: James Watson
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Contact: Carolina Vigo
Contact: Daniele Olivieri
- 20 September: Transport Council
- 23 September: HELweCan! – Boosting skills & continuous learning
- 24 September: Energy Council
- 24-26 September: European Research & Innovation Days
- 25-27 September: European Forum for New Ideas, Sopot
- 2 October: BusinessEurope event "Reaching climate neutrality: Framework conditions and actions on how to get there"