BusinessEurope Headlines No. 2019-33
BusinessEurope President Pierre Gattaz attended the yearly Congress of the Confederation of the Portuguese Business (CIP), which gathered more than 700 Portuguese industrialists in Estoril on 21-22 October. Addressing the audience days after the Portuguese elections, President Gattaz talked about a set of challenges that Europe and the future policy-makers will have to face and underlined the role of business in major areas such as innovation or trade. He emphasised that companies provide the solutions to 80% of the problems in our societies and, as it was also stressed by the Minister of Economy of Portugal afterwards, companies were the key factor to Portuguese development over the last years. Pierre Gattaz also announced that BusinessEurope will be publishing its priorities for the next five years in mid-November.
Contact: Jasmin Ploner
Why research and innovation: a research organisation perspective
Research and innovation are about investing in the future, says the CEO of Research Institutes of Sweden (RISE). Watch her testimony and call for an ambitious Horizon Europe programme.
Contact: Pieter Baert
position paper calling for an effective and efficient Dual-Use Export Controls Regulation. It aims to express the key priorities of European business in the context of the recast of the EU Regulation on Dual-Use Export Controls. On the one hand, the statement welcomes several promising proposals. The introduction of new EU General Export Authorizations (EUGEA) would for example improve the level playing field and the competitiveness of the EU. On the other hand, the statement also addresses several key remaining concerns for European business. The EU should for example refrain from creating EU autonomous lists for cyber-surveillance items as this would mean a diversion from the multilateral export controls regimes. The EU should also avoid adopting new catch-all controls as these controls will not have the desired effect and will hurt EU competitiveness. In this regard, European companies welcome the European Council’s amendment that removes the proposed catch-all controls from Article 4 of the Commission’s initial proposal. BusinessEurope published the statement ahead of the upcoming Trilogue meetings on the review of the Dual-Use Regulation.
Contact: Frederik van Til
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- 4-5 November: High-growth technology business conference 2019
- 7 November: Eurogroup
- 12-13 November: Healthy Workplaces Summit
- 13 November: Launch of business priorities for the next institutional cycle
- 25-27 November: SME Assembly 2019