Speech delivered by Violeta Jelić at Connecting EU 2023 conference "European elections 2024: Why vote?"
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Competitiveness is now back on the political agenda. While this has long been requested from the business community, the need to guarantee the competitiveness of the EU economy, and in particular its industry, is now high on the list of political priorities. The Swedish and Spanish Presidencies of the EU have been tirelessly promoting the concept, urging the whole EU to guarantee competitiveness as the best way to keep and improve society's wealth and to achieve strategic autonomy.
Article by Rapporteur Andrés Barceló Delgado
21 September - The Employers' Group of the European Economic and Social Committee strongly voiced its disagreement with the EESC opinion adopted today on a regulation on minimum breaks for occasional passenger transport sector and pushed through a counter-opinion, which is in line with the European Commission proposal and the ongoing work in the European Parliament.
On 18-19 September 2023 the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) Summit will take place in New York. It aims to mark the beginning of a new phase of accelerated progress towards achieving the SDGs, with high-level political commitment and guidance on transformative and accelerated actions leading up to 2030.
by Antje Gerstein, member of the EESC Employers' Group
by Stefano Mallia, President of the EESC Employers' Group
As the dust settles on the last State of the Union address by European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen before the end of her mandate, one thing is clear: Competitiveness is back on the agenda after years of neglect. The Commission has finally realised that the Europe framed by our founding fathers must answer the new call of history.
6 September 2023 - The Employers' Group of the European Economic and Social Committee urged EU policymakers to put competitiveness at the centre of the EU agenda and deliver an overarching Competitiveness Agenda.
Article by Alena Mastantuono, Vice-President of the EESC Transport, Energy, Infrastructure and the Information Society Section
On 30 November 2022, the European Commission proposed the draft packaging and packaging waste regulation (PPWR), which aims to reduce waste and ensure all packaging is reusable or recyclable by 2030. The review contributes to reaching the objective of the European Green Deal and the new circular economy action plan. While it is right to minimize the amount of packaging waste, the proposal lacks detailed impact on human health and environment. It also provides zero guidance for industry how the 2030 goal should be achieved in a sustainable way.
Regulation and taxation must become more business-friendly. We do not need more burdens and bureaucracy, but policies that promote entrepreneurship and encourage companies to innovate, invest and trade, write Stefano Mallia, President, EESC Employers’ Group, Per Hidesten, CEO of Industrial Employers, Mats Åkerlind, Deputy CEO of Byggföretagen and Christian Ardhe, member of the EESC Employers’ Group.
15 June 2023 - The Employers' Group of the European Economic and Social Committee today pushed through a counter-opinion to strongly voice its concern about adding a Social Progress Protocol that would fundamentally change the nature and functioning of the EU social market economy.
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