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Press Release Access to financial resources and skills are critical to twin transition, according to new chamber survey

Access to financial resources and skills are critical to twin transition, according to new chamber survey

The findings of a new Eurochambres survey, based on responses from chambers of commerce and industry in 19 countries, emphasises the importance to businesses of securing adequate finances to invest an...
23/09/2022 Read more
Press Release Single Market Emergency Instrument: chambers ask for rebalancing of priorities and more legal certainty

Single Market Emergency Instrument: chambers ask for rebalancing of priorities and more legal certainty

While supporting the broad objectives of today’s European Commission proposal for a Regulation for a Single Market Emergency Instrument, Eurochambres warns against overshooting and thus call for gre...
19/09/2022 Read more
Press Release Chambers call for immediate measures to help businesses absorb spiralling energy prices

Chambers call for immediate measures to help businesses absorb spiralling energy prices

Leaders of Eurochambres, the European Association of Chambers of Commerce & Industry meeting in Prague today called for immediate measures to help businesses deal with spiralling electricity and g...
07/09/2022 Read more
Press Release Press release of the Zurich Chamber of Commerce and Eurochambres

Press release of the Zurich Chamber of Commerce and Eurochambres

Meeting of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Switzerland (CCIS) with Eurochambres, the association of European Chambers of Commerce and Industry, in Zurich. At a working meeting today, repres...
06/07/2022 Read more
Press Release 2019-24 von der Leyen Commission mid-term review: strong economic headwinds require recalibration of work programme

2019-24 von der Leyen Commission mid-term review: strong economic headwinds require recalibration of work programme

The 29 April General Assembly of Eurochambres – the European association of chambers of commerce and industry - discussed progress made by the von der Leyen Commission as it reaches the halfway poin...
02/05/2022 Read more
Press Release Press Release: Corporate due diligence – chambers concerned by both direct and indirect impacts on businesses

Press Release: Corporate due diligence – chambers concerned by both direct and indirect impacts on businesses

Reacting to today’s European Commission proposal for a Directive on Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence, Eurochambres has recognised the importance of ensuring a level playing field across the EU...
23/02/2022 Read more
Press Release Luc Frieden – new ambassador of European businesses

Luc Frieden – new ambassador of European businesses

Luc Frieden has taken office as President of Eurochambres, the association of European Chambers of Commerce and Industry. The chamber umbrella organization represents the interests of Europe’s indus...
10/01/2022 Read more
Press Release Eastern Partnership Summit: Trade is key to a stronger partnership

Eastern Partnership Summit: Trade is key to a stronger partnership

Prior to the EU Eastern Partnership Summit on 15 December, EUROCHAMBRES President Christoph Leitl has called on leaders to give a new impetus to economic relations between the EU and its eastern neigh...
14/12/2021 Read more
Press Release Global Economic Survey 2022: COVID-19 uncertainty undermining global recovery

Global Economic Survey 2022: COVID-19 uncertainty undermining global recovery

 Global Economic Survey 2022: COVID-19 uncertainty undermining global recovery  The Global Economic Survey 2022 published today underlines the impact on global growth of continued uncertainty abo...
09/12/2021 Read more
Press Release Chambers welcome balanced Council compromise on the Digital Services Act

Chambers welcome balanced Council compromise on the Digital Services Act

Reacting to the adoption today by the Competitiveness Council of its position on the Digital Services Act (DSA), EUROCHAMBRES has underlined the need to have balanced rules in e-commerce which withsta...
25/11/2021 Read more
Press Release 2022 EUROCHAMBRES Economic Survey: energy costs and skills shortages constrain business optimism for year ahead

2022 EUROCHAMBRES Economic Survey: energy costs and skills shortages constrain business optimism for year ahead

European companies’ general mood of optimism for 2022 is dented by concerns over affordable access to energy and raw materials, as well shortages in skilled workers. These are among the main finding...
09/11/2021 Read more
Press Release COP26 SPECIAL EVENT: HOW TO HELP BUSINESS BECOME CLIMATE-NEUTRAL

COP26 SPECIAL EVENT: HOW TO HELP BUSINESS BECOME CLIMATE-NEUTRAL

COP26 SPECIAL EVENT: HOW TO HELP BUSINESS BECOME CLIMATE-NEUTRAL How can standards, local business services and technology solutions be used as powerful tools on business’ path to net-zero? On 6...
29/10/2021 Read more
Press Release Luc Frieden elected as next President of EUROCHAMBRES

Luc Frieden elected as next President of EUROCHAMBRES

Mr Luc Frieden was elected as President of EUROCHAMBRES for the 2022-2023 term during today’s General Assembly. Mr Frieden, President of the Luxembourg Chamber of Commerce, will take over the role o...
15/10/2021 Read more
Press Release EUROCHAMBRES and CCCM call for entry into force of the EU-Mercosur Trade Agreement

EUROCHAMBRES and CCCM call for entry into force of the EU-Mercosur Trade Agreement

In a major effort to strengthen ties between the private sectors of Latin America and Europe, the members of the Council of Chambers of Commerce of Mercosur (CCCM) and EUROCHAMBRES met on September 22...
24/09/2021 Read more
Press Release SOTEU 2021: a strong economy is crucial to meeting Europe’s challenges

SOTEU 2021: a strong economy is crucial to meeting Europe’s challenges

EUROCHAMBRES President, Christoph Leitl, welcomed the ambitious and committed tone of today’s State of the European Union speech, but called for a strong and continued focus on delivering the econom...
15/09/2021 Read more
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
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