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Ambassadors of EU Member States have accepted the compromise text of the revision of the Posting of Workers Directive 96/71 / EC (PWD) negotiated with the European Parliament.

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In light of the EU State Aid modernization package which is currently underway, the Lithuanian Free Market Institute is organizing a conference in cooperation with the Friedrich Naumann Foundation to inter alia discuss EU’s state aid policy and the problem with its disablement, state aid policy in the context of violations of the principle of free competition through direct […]

Date: 2019-12-04
Location: Albert Borschette Conference Centre - Room 2D, Rue Froissart 36, Brussels

The Union of Entrepreneurs and Employers together with the European Enterprise Alliance is organising another opportunity in the new year 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: 2020-02-26
Location: Radisson RED, Brussels

We are pleased to invite you to register for the next Stakeholder Workshop on intra-EU investment that will take place on 3 December 2019 in Brussels.  This will be a full day event, which will present an opportunity to exchange ideas on intra-EU investment protection and facilitation among investors, other stakeholders, EU Member States’ authorities, […]

Date: 2019-12-03
Location: Albert Borschette Conference Centre - Room 2D, Rue Froissart 36, Brussels

Regulatory Affairs

The European Investment Fund alongside other top-tier institutional investors are renewing their support to  European SME, under the “Private Credit Tailored for SMEs” programme with EUR 100 million. Read more. 

European Commission publishes 2018/2019 annual report showing that SMEs remain the EU´s economic backbone. It is the first time since 2008, that the SME sector in all EU countries expanded in terms of both employment and value added. Read more. 

Marcin Nowacki, Vice-President of ZPP spoke at the EPP Zagreb Congress (November 20th) on the subject of “Ensuring the Success of European SMEs through e-Commerce & Digitalization”; with specific focus on digitalisation and the impact it has on entrepreneurship, employment & customer relations.  Read more. 

Position papers, presentation, declarations

EPP Zagreb Congress Agenda: Ensuring the Success of European SMEs through e-Commerce & Digitalization

Online dissemination of terrorist content and incitement to violence: Joint Industry Letter. 


EU Intellectual Property office reports that “Online pirated content access slows down in the EU but illegal IPTV providers gain nearly EUR 1 billion”. 

“EU countries fail to agree on privacy rules governing WhatsApp, Skype” – EurActiv & Reuters.

“Germany’s CDU seeks to block Huawei from 5G rollout” reports Matthew Karnitschnig from Politico. 

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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