European Minimum Wage Roundtable

Union of Entrepreneurs and Employers together with SME Connect and
European Enterprise Alliance is delighted to invite you to join
European Minimum Wage Roundtable
on April 23rd 10:00 – 11.30 CET via ZOOM platform

Everyone agrees that one should earn a decent living and that adequate wages benefit the economy as a whole. Nonetheless, minimum wages are complex matters that cannot be seen in isolation from other factors. For instance, raising minimum wages may have a negative impact on competitiveness on European businesses, and hence their ability to retain and create employment, which will be crucial in times of post-pandemic economic recovery. We invite you to an online discussion on the European Minimum Wage with European and Global organizations that will share their experience, knowledge and opinions to shed new light on the European Commission’s proposal.

During the event, we will publish a letter on the European Minimum Wage signed by more than 20 Polish and European companies, organisations and think tanks. The letter will be handed over to the representatives of the EU institutions before the upcoming social summit in Porto.


Welcome and Introduction
Marcin Nowacki, Vice President Union of Entrepreneurs and Employers,

Key Speech
MEP Ivan Štefanec, President of SME Europe via video address

Michał Drozdowicz, Counsellor, Permanent Representation of Poland to the EU
DG EMPL, European Commission (TBC)
Karolina Mickutė, Researcher, Lithuanian Free Market Institute
Domagoj Milosevic, President of SME Global
Horst Heitz, Chair of the European Steering Board of SME Connect
Michael Jäger, Secretary General of Taxpayers of Europe

ModeratorGlenn Cezanne, Secretary General, European Enterprise Alliance


The event is closed, registration is obligatory. To participate in it, click in the link:…

ATTENTION! The number of participants is limited to 100 people.

We encourage other people to watch live broadcasts on Facebook:


Due to significant interest in the topic, we start gathering questions to the speakers ahead of the event. Please feel free to send your questions by contacting the event moderator, Mr Glenn Cezanne at:


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

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