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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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The Union of Entrepreneurs and Employers together with the European Enterprise Alliance is organising another opportunity to enjoy a cocktail whilst networking with key players ( companies, European organizations, media, employers organizations, experts, scientists, as well as representatives of the European Institutions) in Brussels. Please confirm attendance by e-mail to:

Date: 2019-11-07
Location: Radisson RED, Brussels

This event builds on the recent European Commission Communication Connecting Europe and Asia: Building Blocks for an EU Strategy. It is a first concrete effort to facilitate much deeper ties between Europe and Asia and spearhead the promotion of shared values and joint interests: from upholding the rules-based, multilateral order and developing high standards for digital and […]

Date: 2019-09-27
Location: Charlemagne building of the European Commission, 170, rue de la Loi, Brussels

The networking cocktail planned for September 24 th at the Radisson RED will be postponed to January 2020.  Keep in mind though, there will be another Bear After Work cocktail on 7 November – see below! 

Date: 2020-01-24

Regulatory Affairs

The European Parliament continues to support an “orderly Brexit” based on the already negotiated Withdrawal Agreement, MEPs reaffirmed in the resolution adopted on 18 September.  Read more. 

Airbus vs. Boeing: heavy tariff wars loom between the EU and US; a step up from accusations of unfair subsidies. Read more. 

The split between EU member states remains on the issue of easing fiscal rules.  Read more. 

Position papers, presentation, declarations

Visit EUROPASS project website to find constantly updated information on the New Europass (including information on the e-portfolio, information provision, interoperability and framework for digitally signed credentials), as well as the meetings and expert workshops that are being conducted for its development. Interested parties can also send an e-mail to for additional information, to solve doubts and […]

Updated presentations for European Commission – DG Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion Country Visit to Poland: ESCO — European Skills, Competences, Qualifications and Occupations in Waraw. Robert Pater ESCO Economics Robert Pater Technical aspects of ESCO Putting Skills to Work in the Digital Labour Market

Union of Entrepreneurs and Employers letter to Members of the European Parliament on Mobility Package calling not to further proceed with works in the current term


‘MEPs back Christine Lagarde as next ECB president’.

‘Spain gets another election as coalition talks fail’ reports Diego Torres from Politico. 

‘MEPs boost support for EU research and Erasmus’.

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