The Confederation of Industry is strengthening its position in Brussels

As of July this year, it is taking over the vice-chairmainship of two important committees of BusinessEurope, a leading advocate for growth and competitiveness at European level and a recognised European social partner, gathering 40 member federations from 35 European countries. Mrs Jana Hartman Radová, Head of the Brussels Office of the Confederation, takes over the position of Vice-Chair of the Internal Market Committee. Mrs. Zuzana Krejčiříková, Director of Public Affairs of ČEZ, which is a member company of the Confederation, becomes the Vice-Chair of the Industrial Affairs Committee. The mandates are for two years with the possibility of one extension.

These two key committees include a total of thirteen working groups dealing with various issues, from the digital economy, through transport and sustainable financing, to energy and climate. This not only gives the Confederation a stronger position vis-à-vis BusinessEurope and European institutions, but also a number of benefits for itself and its members.

During its nearly thirty years of membership in BusinessEurope, the Confederation has already played the role of Vice-Chair at various committees. However, this is the first time that representatives of the Confederation have taken two seats on important committees at the same time. "I am glad that we have succeeded in gaining two Vice-Chair positions in such important committees of BusinessEurope. This reflects not only months of efforts, but also our activity over several years and the position of the Confederation in Brussels, which will now be further strenghtened," Jana Hartman Radová, Head of our Brussels Office, said.

The Internal Market Committee of BusinessEurope is responsible for setting out overall priorities for BusinessEurope on single market issues and coordinates activities of the relevant working groups, namely on Digital Economy, Transport, Better Regulation, Free Movement of Goods, Free Movement of Services and Public Contracts. The Committee also deals with transversal issues that are common to various single market areas.

The BusinessEurope Industrial Affairs Committee deals with industrial competitiveness and growth. It oversees the work of eight working groups on Energy and climate, Research and Innovation, Environment, Water, Low-emission mobility, Trade and Climate and Sustainable Financing.

More information on BusinessEurope committees and working groups can be found here.

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