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Press Release The Capital Markets Union is crucial for Europe’s recovery

The Capital Markets Union is crucial for Europe’s recovery

EUROCHAMBRES, the association of European Chambers of Commerce and Industry, takes note of the Council conclusions on the Capital Markets Union (CMU) Action Plan, as fully functioning capital markets...
04/12/2020 Read more
Press Release Council conclusions on Human Rights and Decent Work in Global Supply Chains: EUROCHAMBRES cautions against disproportionate burdens on SMEs

Council conclusions on Human Rights and Decent Work in Global Supply Chains: EUROCHAMBRES cautions against disproportionate burdens on SMEs

Reacting to the Council conclusions on Human Rights and Decent Work in Global Supply Chains published today, EUROCHAMBRES has underlined the importance of avoiding disproportionate requirements on SME...
02/12/2020 Read more
Press Release New Rules on Collective Redress welcome, but are a mixed bag

New Rules on Collective Redress welcome, but are a mixed bag

Today’s European Parliament vote on collective redress obliges all member states to introduce systems to remedy mass harm situations. While welcoming efforts to ensure effective redress possibilitie...
24/11/2020 Read more
Press Release The Global Chamber Platform urges the G20 to commit to swift joint action to mitigate economic fallout of COVID-19

The Global Chamber Platform urges the G20 to commit to swift joint action to mitigate economic fallout of COVID-19

The Global Chamber Platform has welcomed the pledge of G20 leaders to cooperate on global recovery action plans, but emphasizes the importance of effective and holistic policies and measures to delive...
19/11/2020 Read more
Press Release Unacceptable blocking of EU recovery package must be main issue for European Council tomorrow

Unacceptable blocking of EU recovery package must be main issue for European Council tomorrow

EUROCHAMBRES, the European association of chambers of commerce & industry, has highlighted the extreme importance of tomorrow’s European Council video conference on the EU’s COVID-19 response....
18/11/2020 Read more
Press Release Implementation of EU Trade agreements must become top priority

Implementation of EU Trade agreements must become top priority

EUROCHAMBRES strongly welcomes the publication of the 2020 annual Trade Implementation report by the European Commission. These reports are an essential tool to monitor the performance of our trade ag...
12/11/2020 Read more
Press Release European businesses forecast very challenging 2021 in major new survey

European businesses forecast very challenging 2021 in major new survey

The 28th annual edition of the EUROCHAMBRES Economic Survey (EES2021) reveals the scale of the impact of COVID-19 on businesses across Europe, which predict a very difficult year ahead. The findings...
10/11/2020 Read more
Press Release EUROCHAMBRES calls for free trade between EU and Turkey and avoidance of boycotts on EU products

EUROCHAMBRES calls for free trade between EU and Turkey and avoidance of boycotts on EU products

EUROCHAMBRES has today called for every effort to be made to ensure free trade between the EU and Turkey, and underlined its opposition to economic barriers, including boycotts of EU products. EURO...
27/10/2020 Read more
Press Release #RebootingEurope: 3-day online series concludes with ‘enable businesses to drive Europe’s recovery’ message to EU Summit

#RebootingEurope: 3-day online series concludes with ‘enable businesses to drive Europe’s recovery’ message to EU Summit

Concluding the Rebooting Europe series of online events, EUROCHAMBRES President, Christoph Leitl, underlined to EU leaders meeting tomorrow the importance of an unambiguously business-friendly approac...
14/10/2020 Read more
Press Release EU Climate Law: Give businesses the tools to comply

EU Climate Law: Give businesses the tools to comply

Reacting to yesterday’s European Parliament plenary vote on the proposed EU Climate Law, EUROCHAMBRES underlined that unilaterally raising the 2030 emission reduction targets does not per se lead to...
08/10/2020 Read more
Press Release EU SME Strategy as a driver of Europe’s recovery

EU SME Strategy as a driver of Europe’s recovery

Small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) make a crucial contribution to the EU and are the main source of growth and innovation across the economy. The SME Strategy published by the European Comm...
24/09/2020 Read more
Press Release Competitiveness Council: Chambers welcome focus on Single Market and SMEs

Competitiveness Council: Chambers welcome focus on Single Market and SMEs

EUROCHAMBRES welcomed the strong signals on the single market and SMEs set out in the Competitiveness Council online meeting conclusions published today. A coordinated approach to COVID-19 related res...
21/09/2020 Read more
Press Release Climate target plan must be based on free market fundamentals and multilateral cooperation

Climate target plan must be based on free market fundamentals and multilateral cooperation

EUROCHAMBRES warns that an increase in emission reduction targets, as announced in today’s 2030 Climate Target Plan, will not alone be enough to combat man-made global warming and risk creating addi...
17/09/2020 Read more
Press Release State of the European Union: economic recovery must be at the heart of the EU policy agenda

State of the European Union: economic recovery must be at the heart of the EU policy agenda

EUROCHAMBRES President Christoph Leitl drew many positives from President von der Leyen’s SOTEU address today but stressed the need to ensure that the economic recovery is at the heart of the Commis...
16/09/2020 Read more
Press Release ENVI sets unrealistic climate targets at risk of existing merely on paper

ENVI sets unrealistic climate targets at risk of existing merely on paper

EUROCHAMBRES has expressed concern that yesterday‘s vote in the ENVI Committee of the European Parliament to cut EU greenhouse gas emissions by 60% by 2030 goes against the business community’s ne...
10/09/2020 Read more
Press Release EUROCHAMBRES Women Network Survey: A Picture of Female Entrepreneurship

EUROCHAMBRES Women Network Survey: A Picture of Female Entrepreneurship

The present report is the result of a survey with 1500 female entrepreneurs and women in management positions across Europe. Even though the survey was carried out before the present crisis started, t...
02/07/2020 Read more
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