Brussels, 26 October 2022
ZPP GRANTS AWARDS TO MEPs ON THE OCCASION OF 5TH ANNIVERSARY OF
ITS ACTIVITY IN BRUSSELS
In September 2017, the Union of Entrepreneurs and Employers (ZPP) established a representative office in Brussels. Thanks to its presence, the Union can effectively represent the interests of Polish companies and maintain relations with the most important institutions of the European Union.
The beginning of the regulatory activity of the ZPP office in Brussels was the posting of workers in road transport. Over the next years, the ZPP was involved in regulatory works on platforms, copyrights, digital single market, digitisation and energy policy in the Central European Region, as well as the circular economy. The ZPP has also organised 23 events at the European Parliament. During the Covid-19 pandemic, the Union worked with other organisations on support programmes for small and medium-sized enterprises, conducted debates on e-commerce and launched on-line meetings with Members of the European Parliament. The ZPP has been represented in the European Economic and Social Committee for 2 years.
During 5 years of its operation, the ZPP has become a recognisable partner for the EU institutions, building professional relations with European partners. The office has also established cooperation with major European organisations and think tanks. It regularly publishes commentaries, positions and opinions, which can be found in the fortnightly European newsletter.
On Wednesday, 26 October 2022, during the 5th anniversary celebrations, the ZPP granted award to the Members of the European Parliament for their ongoing support in Brussels and promoting the demands of Polish entrepreneurs.
The ZPP special awards went to:
PROF. ZDZISŁAW KRASNODĘBSKI, VICE-CHAIRMAN OF THE COMMITTEE ON INDUSTRY, RESEARCH AND ENERGY, MEMBER OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT – for the continuous support of the ZPP from the beginning of its journey in Brussels and for promoting the demands of Polish entrepreneurs, from the posting of workers in road transport through the involvement in key climate and energy issues.
IVAN ŠTEFANEC, MEMBER OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT – for supporting micro, small and medium-sized enterprises, their opportunities and challenges, for helping the beating heart of Europe continue to work for the economy in all Member States.
KOSMA ZŁOTOWSKI, MEMBER OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT – for supporting Polish entrepreneurs at every step of their way and on most of the key dossiers, from posting employees in road transport, supporting Polish pharmaceutical manufacturers, to working on the prospects of entrepreneurs in the Digital Services Act, as well as the use of Artificial Intelligence.
HENNA VIRKKUNEN, MEMBER OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT – for ongoing support for micro, small and medium-sized enterprises, reaching out to them at every stage of the decision-making process to ensure their good representation, from posting workers in road transport to the involvement in digital policy.