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Press Release New survey reveals scale of digital transformation of businesses during pandemic

New survey reveals scale of digital transformation of businesses during pandemic

A joint European Committee of the Regions and EUROCHAMBRES survey reveals that around 75% of businesses took decisive steps to digitalise their activities during the pandemic. Published as part of a n...
20/07/2021 Read more
Press Release Fit-for-55 Package: a balanced approach crucial for businesses

Fit-for-55 Package: a balanced approach crucial for businesses

Reacting to the adoption today by the European Commission of its Fit-for-55 package, EUROCHAMBRES has highlighted the need to balance a regulatory approach with much needed incentives. The associati...
15/07/2021 Read more
Press Release Consumer Law Ready phase 2 concludes, with 18-month extension announced

Consumer Law Ready phase 2 concludes, with 18-month extension announced

EUROCHAMBRES, in collaboration with SMEunited, BEUC and the European Commission, organized a conference on the results of the second phase of the Consumer Law Ready (CLR) project on 28 June. The event...
30/06/2021 Read more
Press Release European Parliament ‘State of the SMEs Union’ debate: strong messages that must prompt tangible progress

European Parliament ‘State of the SMEs Union’ debate: strong messages that must prompt tangible progress

EUROCHAMBRES President Christoph Leitl called on the EU institutions to use this evening’s European Parliament ‘State of the SMEs Union’ plenary debate as a foundation for SME-friendly policies...
07/06/2021 Read more
Press Release Updated EU industrial Strategy will help Europe’s SMEs and the economic recovery

Updated EU industrial Strategy will help Europe’s SMEs and the economic recovery

Today’s Communication on the updated 2020 Industrial Strategy is a positive development for European industries. EUROCHAMBRES welcomes the Commission’s efforts to build an ecosystem approach that...
05/05/2021 Read more
Press Release Chamber leaders criticise ongoing absence of EU SME Envoy

Chamber leaders criticise ongoing absence of EU SME Envoy

Senior representatives of EUROCHAMBRES today made an urgent call to the President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, to finalise the much delayed appointment of the new EU SME Envoy. Ov...
22/04/2021 Read more
Press Release EU-US: EUROCHAMBRES strongly welcomes EU proposal for 6-month additional tariff suspension in Airbus-Boeing case

EU-US: EUROCHAMBRES strongly welcomes EU proposal for 6-month additional tariff suspension in Airbus-Boeing case

European Chambers welcome the proposal by the European Commission to extend the suspension of tariffs in the Boeing Airbus case by six months, allowing both sides sufficient time to solve this long-la...
12/04/2021 Read more
Press Release European Council 25-26 March: Businesses also need a shot in the arm!

European Council 25-26 March: Businesses also need a shot in the arm!

Prior to his participation in the Tripartite Social Summit on 24 March and in the run-up to the online European Council starting the following day, EUROCHAMBRES President Christoph Leitl has called on...
23/03/2021 Read more
Press Release European Commission 2030 Digital Compass: EUROCHAMBRES favours comprehensive approach

European Commission 2030 Digital Compass: EUROCHAMBRES favours comprehensive approach

EUROCHAMBRES welcomes the new vision of the European Commission for Europe’s digital transformation. The European Association of Chambers of Commerce and Industry supports the need for a comprehensi...
09/03/2021 Read more
Press Release #IWD2021: EUROCHAMBRES Women Network COVID-19 survey underlines need for policies that support women entrepreneurship

#IWD2021: EUROCHAMBRES Women Network COVID-19 survey underlines need for policies that support women entrepreneurship

To mark International Women’s Day 2021, EUROCHAMBRES has today published a new report entitled ‘COVID-19: Impact on Women Entrepreneurs’. The report, based a survey of over 500 respondents in 20...
08/03/2021 Read more
Press Release Women entrepreneurship: COVID-19 is intensifying challenges, while having transformative effect

Women entrepreneurship: COVID-19 is intensifying challenges, while having transformative effect

A major new EUROCHAMBRES Women Network (EWN) survey has revealed that COVID-19 confinement measures have heightened a number of pre-existing obstacles to women entrepreneurship. At the same time, the...
04/03/2021 Read more
Press Release EU Trade Strategy: EUROCHAMBRES welcomes SME focus, but calls for greater emphasis on diversification

EU Trade Strategy: EUROCHAMBRES welcomes SME focus, but calls for greater emphasis on diversification

EUROCHAMBRES has welcomed the new EU Trade Strategy adopted by the Commission today. The strong emphasis on empowering SMEs to reach the world’s growth centres, and being more assertive to enforce t...
18/02/2021 Read more
Press Release Corporate Due Diligence European Parliament vote: Chambers call for simplicity and proportionality.

Corporate Due Diligence European Parliament vote: Chambers call for simplicity and proportionality.

Corporate Due Diligence European Parliament vote: Chambers call for simplicity and proportionality. Reacting to today’s European Parliament Legal Affairs Committee’s vote on Corporate Due Dilig...
27/01/2021 Read more
Press Release Global Chamber Platform highlights key recommendations for Italian B20

Global Chamber Platform highlights key recommendations for Italian B20

In line with key recommendations in its recently published global economic survey 2021, the Global Chamber Platform (GCP)  issued its main recommendations to the Italian B20, for a swift, inclusive a...
22/01/2021 Read more
Press Release New Global Chamber Platform survey: business expects 2021 growth to exceed economic forecasts

New Global Chamber Platform survey: business expects 2021 growth to exceed economic forecasts

The newly released Global Economic Survey 2021 signals strong optimism from the Global Chamber Platform (GCP) for a return of economic growth this year. While the World Bank expects a 4 % GDP growth r...
11/01/2021 Read more
Press Release EUROCHAMBRES welcomes Brexit trade deal

EUROCHAMBRES welcomes Brexit trade deal

EUROCHAMBRES, representing over 20 million European businesses, has warmly welcomed news of a breakthrough in negotiations on an EU:UK trade deal, just a week before the transition period ends. The Eu...
24/12/2020 Read more
Press Release Digital Services Act: Chambers cautiously optimistic about new proposed e-commerce framework

Digital Services Act: Chambers cautiously optimistic about new proposed e-commerce framework

EUROCHAMBRES has welcomed the balanced approach taken by the European Commission with today’s proposal for a Regulation on a Single Market for Digital Services, which takes a forward-looking approac...
15/12/2020 Read more
Press Release EUROCHAMBRES launches 10 key recommendations to successfully implement the European Green Deal

EUROCHAMBRES launches 10 key recommendations to successfully implement the European Green Deal

Building on the ambition demonstrated by the European Council last week to drive the sustainable transition of the economy, EUROCHAMBRES today presented 10 key recommendations to enable a successful i...
14/12/2020 Read more
Press Release EUROCHAMBRES calls on leaders to ‘mind the gap’  between crisis and recovery

EUROCHAMBRES calls on leaders to ‘mind the gap’ between crisis and recovery

In the run-up to crucial European Council and European Central Bank meetings on 10 December, EUROCHAMBRES has underlined the need to maintain measures in support of the many businesses throughout Euro...
09/12/2020 Read more
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
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