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Article Flexible digital training for everyone: – European Year of Skills interview series with Melina Schneider from the Austrian Federal Economic Chamber – Skills interview series

Flexible digital training for everyone: – European Year of Skills interview series with Melina Schneider from the Austrian Federal Economic Chamber – Skills interview series

As part of Eurochambres' series of European Year of Skills interviews showcasing the chamber network's efforts to contribute to upskilling and reskilling, we present the project “wîse up”, an ini...
18/09/2023 Read more
Article State of the Union 2023: business competitiveness and tackling regulatory burdens must be priorities

State of the Union 2023: business competitiveness and tackling regulatory burdens must be priorities

On 13 September, Ursula von der Leyen, President of the European Commission, delivered this year’s State of the Union (SOTEU2023) address – her last of the current mandate - before the European Pa...
18/09/2023 Read more
Article Learning processes and the challenge of AI: perspectives from the Luxembourg CCI

Learning processes and the challenge of AI: perspectives from the Luxembourg CCI

As part of Eurochambres' European Year of Skills series of interviews showcasing the chamber network's efforts to contribute to large-scale upskilling and reskilling efforts, we sat with Muriel Morbé...
24/07/2023 Read more
Article State of the SME Union: nurturing growth and resilience for European SMEs

State of the SME Union: nurturing growth and resilience for European SMEs

The State of the SME Union debate in the European Parliament is a crucial moment to take a closer look at the difficulties faced by companies that require more attention and support from EU policymake...
11/07/2023 Read more
Article Building synergies between businesses and research – skills interview series

Building synergies between businesses and research – skills interview series

As part of Eurochambres' series of interviews showcasing the chamber network's efforts to contribute to large-scale upskilling and reskilling of the EU workforce, this week we present the platform Mat...
10/07/2023 Read more
Article Preparing for the artificial intelligence revolution – Skills interview series

Preparing for the artificial intelligence revolution – Skills interview series

As part of Eurochambres' series of interviews showcasing the chamber network's efforts to contribute to large-scale upskilling and reskilling efforts, this week we present the project "Digital Skills...
12/06/2023 Read more
Article Developing skills for EU Competitiveness: partial qualifications in Germany – Skills interview series

Developing skills for EU Competitiveness: partial qualifications in Germany – Skills interview series

Throughout the European Year of Skills, Eurochambres News will publish a series of short interviews to showcase the chamber network’s efforts to contribute to the large-scale upskilling and reskilli...
30/05/2023 Read more
Article A balanced compromise on Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence will shape the future of EU companies

A balanced compromise on Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence will shape the future of EU companies

One of the most discussed proposals of the 2019-2024 legislative term, the Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive, reached a significant milestone in mid-April when the European Parliament l...
02/05/2023 Read more
Article Interview with Eurochambres Economic Policy committee chair – Jean-Charles Herrenschmidt

Interview with Eurochambres Economic Policy committee chair – Jean-Charles Herrenschmidt

The European Commission's forthcoming SME Relief Package must include calibrated measures for a favourable regulatory environment and for a simplified access to finance as key factors enabling entrepr...
13/04/2023 Read more
Article Tackling late payment behaviours to accelerate critical investments in innovation and greening

Tackling late payment behaviours to accelerate critical investments in innovation and greening

President Von der Leyen announced an SME Relief Package during her September 2022 State of the European Union address. SMEs across Europe certainly require relief, with levels of business confidence h...
27/03/2023 Read more
Article Striking the balance between short term and long-term measures to restore EU’s competitiveness

Striking the balance between short term and long-term measures to restore EU’s competitiveness

In light of the 30th anniversary of the internal market and at the request of the European Council, the European Commission will on 16 March present a long-term strategy for the European competitivene...
14/03/2023 Read more
Article Balancing urgency and caution: Eurochambres’ stance on the update of the Electricity Market Design

Balancing urgency and caution: Eurochambres’ stance on the update of the Electricity Market Design

Over the past year, electricity prices in the EU have increased significantly. The price surge began in the summer of 2021 when Russia reduced its gas supplies to Europe, just as global demand was pic...
17/02/2023 Read more
Article Chambers call for structural changes to revive the Single Market

Chambers call for structural changes to revive the Single Market

2023 marks the 30th anniversary of the single market, the flagship achievement of Europe’s integration process. The EU has evolved into the world’s most integrated transnational market and became...
16/01/2023 Read more
Article A snap analysis of the Commission’s 2023 Work Programme

A snap analysis of the Commission’s 2023 Work Programme

On 18 October, the European Commission adopted its Work Programme for 2023, providing an outline of initiatives that we can expect to see over the course of the coming year and building on some of the...
24/10/2022 Read more
Article State of the Union Speech 2022

State of the Union Speech 2022

European Commission President, Ursula von der Leyen, delivered her annual State of the Union speech on 14 September to the European Parliament in Strasbourg. Joined by the honorary guest, First Lady o...
26/09/2022 Read more
Article Interview with Eurochambres International Trade Committee Chair, Ian Talbot

Interview with Eurochambres International Trade Committee Chair, Ian Talbot

More than 30 million jobs in the European Union depend on external trade, and with close to 90% of global economic growth expected to be generated outside Europe in the coming years, access to the wor...
19/07/2022 Read more
Article Interview with Eurochambres Economic Policy committee chair – Wolfgang Grenke

Interview with Eurochambres Economic Policy committee chair – Wolfgang Grenke

The Economic Policy Committee covers a wide range of dossiers, including access to finance, industrial policy, business taxations, among others. The main legislative dossier for the committee currentl...
05/07/2022 Read more
Article Interview with Eurochambres Single Market Committee Chair, Juho Romakkaniemi

Interview with Eurochambres Single Market Committee Chair, Juho Romakkaniemi

In the interest of the companies the Chambers of Commerce represent, Eurochambres relentlessly advocates for better market access in general and in the European Union in particular. The Covid-19 crisi...
20/06/2022 Read more
Article Article Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence: how to make it work for SMEs

Article Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence: how to make it work for SMEs

Chambers believe that corporate due diligence should be proportionate, risk-based, and sector specific. Alignment with the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human rights, as well as th...
08/06/2022 Read more
Article Interview with Eurochambres Neighbourhood and Enlargement Committee Chair, Rifat Hisarcıklıoğlu

Interview with Eurochambres Neighbourhood and Enlargement Committee Chair, Rifat Hisarcıklıoğlu

As leading business representatives, chambers are supporting the business community to prepare for enlargement in enhancing SME competitiveness, as well as strengthening economic, trade and investment...
08/06/2022 Read more
Article Interview with Eurochambres Sustainability Committee Chair, Vladimir Dlouhý

Interview with Eurochambres Sustainability Committee Chair, Vladimir Dlouhý

Energy is a vital commodity that fuels our economy. The surge in energy prices and high volatility since last autumn have triggered calls to reduce our dependence on energy imports from third countrie...
24/05/2022 Read more
Article Interview with Eurochambres Skills Committee Chair, Martha Schultz

Interview with Eurochambres Skills Committee Chair, Martha Schultz

Eurochambres believes that maximising the value of Europe’s human capital is vital to increasing its global competitiveness and to tackling unemployment. This requires a workforce that is equipped w...
10/05/2022 Read more
Article Europe Day 2022: take inspiration from the past to solve today’s challenges

Europe Day 2022: take inspiration from the past to solve today’s challenges

Luc Frieden, President of Eurochambres 9 May, Europe Day, should be a moment to celebrate peace and unity as it marks the anniversary of the Schuman Declaration, established to forge stronger coopera...
09/05/2022 Read more
Article War in Ukraine

War in Ukraine

Eurochambres and many national chambers are maintaining contact with our colleagues at the Ukrainian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, who are striving to continue to support member companies in the m...
07/03/2022 Read more
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