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Europe is in a growth crisis and in dire need of reforms to boost the industry’s competitiveness. Here’s how to do it.
The 13th Ministerial Meeting (MC13) of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) is taking place in Abu Dhabi on 26-29 February. The Ministerial Conference is the most important decision-making body of the WTO, and several important issues with significant implications for global trade are being discussed.
Overly complex processes and long waiting times for obtaining permits are acting as obstacles to EU inward investment, a new Business Europe report has shown. This report is welcomed by the Confederation of Swedish Enterprise, which is now calling for a comprehensive review of EU permit processes.
This must be the year when issues relating to European competitiveness and the business climate genuinely take centre stage in political debate.
With the EU Economic Security Strategy soon about to take more concrete shape, it is essential that it focuses on the right things. Whereas it can be pertinent to mitigate risks, its main aim must be to strengthen our economy and our competitiveness.
The 30th anniversary of the Single Market, which happened last year, helped to highlight its many impressive achievements. This year, now that we have sobered up following the celebration, the focus needs to be shifted to a more forward-looking, proactive approach.
Swedish Enterprise welcomes the launch of the long-awaited consultation by the European Commission to review how the GDPR has been applied. While the objective of ensuring personal data protection is vital, some of the provisions introduced six years ago pose significant challenges.
The overarching objective of the Listing Act is clear and unambiguous – to strengthen capital markets within the EU. It is hugely important that this objective remains the guiding compass for co-legislators, and that they do not lose track.
As proud carriers of the Nordic tradition of social dialogue, where autonomous social partners negotiate solutions, the Confederation of Swedish Enterprise acknowledges the significance of today’s Social Partner Summit at Val Duchesse.
The European initiative ‘Europe Unlocked’ is now launched at the instigation of the Confederation of Swedish Enterprise, to act as a call to the next European Commission to ensure that growth and competitiveness are at the top of the EU agenda.