Letter to members of European Council: "Bring the power of cooperation to bear and kick-start the European economy"

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The EESC Employers' Group called on the heads of state and government for a quick and ambitious agreement on the recovery budget. Stressing the need for a fast decision on measures that will re-start the European economy became even more important after the slow progress in discussions at the European Council on 19 June.

Successful, resilient businesses are key to the recovery of the whole EU economy. Given the extreme urgency of tackling this crisis, the letter urged the Member States to take a bold, decisive approach and find a forward-looking, comprehensive agreement in line with the Treaties. It is vital that the financial resources are made available in a targeted manner as quickly as possible and with minimum red tape. With every day that passes more businesses close down and more jobs are lost.

The letter was also sent to the President of the European Council, Charles Michel, President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen and President of the European Parliament, David Sassoli. Attached was the position paper Business is key to the EU's recovery from the corona crisis, which can be found here.

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Letter to President Michel