EESC Employers' Group conference: Global leaders or followers?

The Employers' Group of the European Economic and Social Committee urged EU policymakers to put competitiveness at the centre of the EU agenda and deliver an overarching Competitiveness Agenda.

Martin Jahn, Vice-President of Confederation of Industry of the Czech Republic, emphasized: “Only strong European industry can support transformation. With great sense of urgency, we need less regulation, stable and competitive energy prices, trade policy securing raw materials, easy to use transparent state aid and people with the right skills. That will decide whether Europe can manage the transformation. And whether industry will stay in Europe or leave."

EESC Jahn 09 2023

The event was attended by high-level guests from businesses and EU institutions, including Valdis Dombrovskis, Executive Vice-President of the European Commission, and various members of the European Parliament and European Economic and Social Committee.

There was a significant "Czech footprint" at the event. In addition to the Vice President of the Cofederation of Industry Martin Jahn, the last panel featured Czech MEP Ondrej Kovarik, and the event was also attended by the Confederation's representatives in the EESC, Jana Hartman Radova and David Sventek.

On the same day, Vice President Jahn also held a meeting with the President of the EESC Employers' Group, Stefan Mallia, at which they agreed on the following: The EU's addiction to legislation hampers our competitiveness.

Full article from the conference can be found at the EESC website, link HERE

Mikuláš Nozar
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