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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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A webinar discussing how to restore fair taxation to avoid a global trade war.   Moderator: Andreas Hellmann, Americans for Tax Reform Foundation Opening Statement: Grover Norquist, President, Americans for Tax Reform Foundation   We will feature speakers from the following countries and regions:     – European Union (Pieter Cleppe, PRA Non-Resident Fellow) – Spain (Javier Santacruz, CIVISMO) – Poland […]

Date: 2020-08-04

On behalf of MEP Ivan Stefanec Member President of SME Europe of the EPP, Board Member of SME Connect, SME Connect and SME Europe we cordially invite you to a webinar Covid-19: SME Policy Response with a Special Focus on CEE with Marcin Nowacki, Vice-president of Union of Entrepreneurs and Employers taking the floor on […]

Date: 2020-07-14
Location: ZOOM Webinar

SME Connect, Union of Entrepreneurs and Employers, as well as European Enterprise Alliance are organising a debate on Digital Services Act & SMEs. More information will follow in the coming weeks.

Date: 2020-09-23
Location: European Parliament or ZOOM Webinar

Regulatory Affairs

Overview of German Presidency Priorities.

General Product Safety Directive – review Cybersecurity – review of EU rules on the security of network and information systems Reducing packaging waste – review of rules Pharmaceuticals – safe and affordable medicines (new EU strategy) Single market – new tool to combat emerging risks to fair competition Digital Services Act: deepening the Internal Market […]

On July 23, the European Commission opened a public consultation allowing for feedback for the roadmap on the new guidelines for regional State aid.   

Position papers, presentation, declarations

Position of the Union of Entrepreneurs and Employers on a fair minimum wage.

Programme of Webinar: “Covid-19: SME Policy Response with a Special Focus on CEE”

Union of Entrepreneurs and Employers Commentary to EESC proposals for post-COVID-19 crisis reconstruction and recovery: “The EU must be guided by the principle of being considered a community of common destiny.”


Monthly Overview of Key Discussion at EU level – July 2020 Edition.

‘Belgium shaken by prospect of coronavirus second wave’ by Helen Fressenden from Politico. 

‘Aiming at a common market, not redistribution’ from EPiCENTER.

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