The high participation rate was the unquestionable success of these elections and we all hope that this is the beginning of a longer trend, said Danuta Huebner, Member of the European Parliament, at the meeting with the Presidency of the Employers' Group on 3 June in Warsaw. She underlined that European citizens' awareness and expectations of the EU are growing and that we are witnessing the creation of "European demos".
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The public hearing on the opinion Towards better economic convergence and competitiveness within EU macro-regions was held on 21 May 2019 on the premises of the Romanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Bucharest.
Investments in the EU, current challenges the EU is facing and possible priorities for the next term of the European Commission and European Parliament – these were the main topics of the debate between European Commission vice-president Jyrki Katainen and the members of the Employers' Group, which took place at the group's meeting on 15 May 2019.
The list of new work appointments for May 2019 and the most recent list of ongoing EESC work are available for download in the attachments below.
A fair, competitive and sustainable business environment that encourages enterprises to grow innovate, invest and trade – this is what representatives of the European employers ask from the next European Commission and Member States. The participants of the European Entrepreneurship Forum taking place in Bucharest agreed that it is time for a political recognition of SMEs – shifting from "think small first" approach to "act small first" principle.
Less than two months before the European elections, the Employers' Group calls for an open, united and strong EU. Business representatives are committed to working for a strong and prosperous EU. The strength of the EU lies in its attractiveness. To further benefit from this "European way of life", we need a competitive business environment. These are just some of the main messages emerging from the Political Declaration that the Employers' Group has recently adopted.
The list of new work appointments for March 2019 and the most recent list of ongoing EESC work are available for download in the attachments below.
Key areas of interest to European employers' organisations for 2019 include strengthening the internal market; the EU budget; open markets; sustainable living; and Brexit. On 20 March, representatives of EUROCHAMBRES, EuroCommerce and Copa-Cogeca met with members of the Employers Group to discuss the issues they were going to focus on this year.
The list of new work appointments for February 2019 and the most recent list of ongoing EESC work are available for download in the attachments below.
Statement of the President of the Employers' Group
On 20 February 2019 the EESC adopted an opinion calling for an EU framework directive on minimum income. The Employers' Group fully shares the view of the EESC that fighting against poverty is a necessity. However, for us the instrument proposed in the opinion is not the correct one. For this reason, the Group tabled a counter-opinion, presenting its views on measures needed to reduce poverty. The counter opinion was supported by almost 40% of the EESC Members.