The Union of Entrepreneurs and Employers together with European Enterprise Alliance kindly invites to join a webinar: “Protectionism within the European Union and how to tackle it”
Warsaw, 28th January 2021
The Union of Entrepreneurs and Employers together with European Enterprise Alliance
kindly invites to join a webinar:
“Protectionism within the European Union and how to tackle it”
5th February 2021 at 1:00 pm CET via ZOOM platform
The single market is one of the greatest achievements of the European Union. Nevertheless, independent studies conducted by the European Commission and the Union of Entrepreneurs and Employers show that protectionism is a serious problem affecting the majority of entrepreneurs and hindering the development of the single market. Elimination of existing barriers could attract an additional €17 billion of investment per year and generate another 1.3 million jobs – keys to restoring the competitiveness of the European economy in the aftermath of the pandemic. Both studies show administrative practices (i.e. requirement to present additional certificates) rank as top protectionist measures. While most of them can be addressed through prohibitions established under the EU law, the current legal framework seems insufficient to cope with all the problems of the single market. During the webinar, we would like to discuss potential ways to tackle the issue of protectionism within the EU.
13:00 – 13:05
Welcome and Introduction
Marcin Nowacki, Vice President of the Union of Entrepreneurs and Employers
13:05 – 13.20
Presentation of the report
Kamila Sotomska, Analyst of the Department of Law and Legislation of the Union of Entrepreneurs and Employers
13:20 – 14:30
Horst Heitz, Chair of the European Steering Board of SME Connect
Jana Hartman Radová, EESC Member, Head of Brussels Office, Confederation of Industry of the Czech Republic
Marcin Nowacki EESC Member, Vice President of the Union of Entrepreneurs and Employers
Tomek Wróblewski, EESC Member, President, Warsaw Enterprise Institute Foundation
Moderator: Glenn Cezanne, Secretary General, European Enterprise Alliance
The event is closed, registration is obligatory. To participate in it, click in the link: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_ZH9f0Ho0R2q_dEn_OVjqJA
ATTENTION! The number of participants is limited to 100 people.
We encourage other people to watch live broadcasts on Facebook: www.facebook.com/zwiazekprzedsiebiorcow
Protection for Members
The SME sector in Poland is composed of around 1.7m companies. Constituting 99.8% of all of companies operating in Poland, they employ 75% of all working Poles and generate 67% of Polish GDP. Despite this, there are striking cases of violations of business owners’ rights in Poland, performed by state bodies as well as local authorities.
The ZPP provides its members and other business owners with various means of cooperation. We are continuously launching new tools aimed at boosting our ease of doing business and managing our companies.
Improvement of Business Conditions
The ZPP both brings and supports initiatives for the deregulation of Polish business, within the bounds of EU requirements, thereby restoring the competitive balance between Polish and European firms.
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