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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
Article 2022 a year to make businesses more resilient and fit for the future

2022 a year to make businesses more resilient and fit for the future

The continuing shadow of COVID-19 and the EU’s ambitious policy agenda provide the political backdrop for our 2022 work programme. EUROCHAMBRES priorities focus on ensuring a business-friendly appro...
10/01/2022 Read more
Article Eurochambres takeaways from the updated EU Industrial Policy

Eurochambres takeaways from the updated EU Industrial Policy

The updated 2020 New Industrial Strategy: Building a stronger Single Market for Europe’s recovery”, seeks to “learn lessons from the COVID-19 crisis, strengthen the EU’s economic resilience an...
20/09/2021 Read more
Article The EU SME Strategy one year on: Challenges and Opportunities

The EU SME Strategy one year on: Challenges and Opportunities

    The EU SME Strategy, published exactly one year ago by the European Commission aimed at helping small businesses leading the twin transition, reducing regulatory burdens and red...
11/03/2021 Read more
Article State of the Union’s business community – Christoph Leitl, President of Eurochambres

State of the Union’s business community – Christoph Leitl, President of Eurochambres

Prior to Ursula von der Leyen’s first annual SOTEU speech as President of the European Commission, the President of the association of European chambers of commerce & industry provides a busines...
15/09/2020 Read more
Article Strengthening EU and Turkey relations is vital for regional and global stability and security

Strengthening EU and Turkey relations is vital for regional and global stability and security

Article by EUROCHAMBRES Vice President and President of the Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges of Turkey, Rifat Hisarcıklıoğlu, on what is needed for EU-Turkey relations to work to the benef...
03/06/2020 Read more