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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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CYBERSEC Brussels Leaders’ Foresight is an exclusive, high-level meeting that aims to discuss the activities to enhance European cybersecurity preparedness and foster a competitive IT industry. The first edition of the event took place a year ago, in 2018.

Date: 2020-03-24
Location: Microsoft Center in Brussels, Rue Montoyer 51

This policy roundtable presents the 2020 edition of the EPRS’s ‘Demographic Outlook of the EU’, which tracks demographic change at European level. The study uses the latest data from Eurostat and the United Nations to explore the main demographic indicators, such as the median age, fertility rates or life expectancy, comparing them between EU Member […]

Date: 2020-03-03
Location: European Parliament in Brussels, Library Reading Room, Altiero Spinelli Building, 5th floor

POLITICO Pro Intelligence is delivering an exclusive series of Executive Workshops on the agends of the next commission and how the new political landscaper is shaping the policy priorities in the EU.  Agenda and more details.

Date: 2020-02-19
Location: Brussels

Regulatory Affairs

First meeting of the European Labour Authority on establishing labour inspections took place on February 6th in Brussels.

European Commission and European Investment Fund launch €75 million BlueInvest Fund. Read more. 

Newest agendas, events, public hearings and materials of the European Parliament. Read more. 

Position papers, presentation, declarations

Position of The Union of Entrepreneurs and Employers on the consultations concerning the common regulations for the minimum remuneration for work in the European Union. 

Digital Challengers Draft Agenda (Status: 22 January 2020)

Press release: “Digital Challengers” in the EU Parliament: SME growth and evolution prospects in CEE countries.   


Financial Times – Delphine Strauss : Germany’s minimum wage boosted productivity but hit small companies. 

EU Observer – Therese Svanstrom: Why EU minimum wage is actually bad idea for workers. 

Shaping Europe’s digital future: op-ed by Ursula von der Leyen, President of the European Commission. 

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