Statement: “Signals of reconciliation and reassurance needed to avoid economic uncertainty” - BusinessEurope President
BusinessEurope President Emma Marcegaglia on the result of US presidential elections:
“Signals of reconciliation and reassurance needed to avoid economic uncertainty.”
After a divisive electoral campaign, we hope to see signals of reconciliation and reassurance rapidly.
The United States are and will remain the most important partner of the European Union in shaping a fair and rule-based globalisation to the benefit of all. Many examples in the past have demonstrated that free trade done in a fair way leads to peace and prosperity whereas isolation is the road to poverty and conflicts. The European business community will therefore continue to support a close strategic and economic partnership with the US and a deepening of transatlantic economic ties, including a fair TTIP.
The 45th President of the US is an entrepreneur. We hope that his decisions will be driven by political and economic reason.