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What are the key areas for digital change in the near future? And how can Europe make greater progress towards creating a Digital Single Market? These were the key questions covered by a high-level conference with senior speakers from policy, academia, business and think tanks organized by the European Centre for International Political Economy (ECIPE) and the Union of Entrepreneurs and Employers (ZPP) in Brussels on September 17th 2018. Featured topics of the conference were AI, 5G, IoT and cybersecurity policy – and what policies that should be front and centre as the EU gears up for new reforms. Moreover, it was discussed how countries in Europe can collaborate more to help best practices flow through Europe and push Europe-wide policy improvements.

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Union of Entrepreneurs and Employers cordially invites you to join an executive  discussion in the space of European Union Competitiveness. His Excellency Michael of Liechtenstein, will start the discussion with a key speech about the requirements and options for enhancing Europe’s Competitiveness, strengthening and preserving European global competitiveness. Invitation only event, please contact for details. Coming […]

Date: 2018-11-07
Location: Maison du Luxembourg Restaurant, Brussels

This conference aims to contribute to the success of the EU Skills Agenda and to increase Europe’s digital talent pool and the digital capabilities of enterprises. The event will discuss major themes addressing the digital maturity levels of enterprises and SMEs and the shortage of IT professionals with leading speakers and panellists. It will bring together 200 […]

Date: 2018-11-15
Location: Thon EU Hotel, Rue de la Loi 75, Bruksela, Belgia

Introductory remarks on the proposed “Horizon Europe” Framework Programme, in particular the “Strategic R&I Planning” process.   Kurt Vandenberghe, Director for Policy Development and Coordination, DG Research and Innovation, European Commission. *** How to shape Horizon Europe in order to maximise EU’s competitiveness and global societal benefits?  · Prof. Jan Palmowski, Secretary General of the Guild […]

Date: 2018-10-08
Location: European Parliament, Brussels, Room PHS 3C050

Regulatory Affairs

Agenda of Employment Committee of the European Parliament meeting for November 15th, including the discussion on European Labour Authority.  EMPL meeting agenda

Budget Committee of the European Parliament on Multiannual Financial Framework  2021-2027. In the BUDG meeting of 21 November, the BUDG opinions on the sector-specific proposals establishing the EU’s operational spending programmes for the period 2021-2027 will be voted, completing the work started on 5 November.

Live Streaming and recordings from European Parliament’s Agenda for the Plenary Sitting in Strasbourg, Oct 22-25th are available in the link.

Position papers, presentation, declarations

Single-Use Plastics Directive supplementary arguments to the Union’s position paper (SUPD). Link.

Position of the Union of Entrepreneurs and Employers on the proposed text of the directive on the reduction of the impact of certain plastic products on the environment.

Summary ECIPE and ZPP Conference: Renewing Efforts to Create the Digital Single Market, September 17th in Brussels.


Report on Implementation of EU Free Trade Agreements. Link.

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Union of Entrepreneurs and Employers
ZPP Representation to the European Union

Square de Meeûs 38/40, 1000 Bruxelles

Head of the branch office of ZPP in the EU:
Agata Boutanos
Phone: + 32 476 590 602