Luxembourg, 27 November 2020 – On the occasion of BusinessEurope’s General Assembly and Council of Presidents, it was announced that Mrs Michèle Detaille, Chairwoman of FEDIL, will integrate the Group of Vice-Presidents of BusinessEurope for a mandate of two years (2021 and 2022). She will sit next to 8 other Vice-Presidents of national member federations to represent European businesses’ priorities.
Our Chairwoman’s message is clear: « As VP of BusinessEurope, I am committed to contributing positively to a successful future for European businesses. Prosperity, people and planet are the three pillars we support for a successful Union.»
FEDIL supports the objectives related to the three pillars “prosperity”, “people” and “planet” that are among the priorities of the 2019-2024 policy cycle of BusinessEurope. FEDIL considers it urgent to support the Green Deal with a credible industrial strategy and to create the right conditions to mobilise public and private investments that contribute to the transition to a low-carbon economy.
In the interest of citizens and prosperity, it is fundamental to restore and strengthen the free movement of workers. The health crisis has made it clear that the system of social security coordination and posting of workers, in particular, needs to be adapted. FEDIL believes that the most pressing challenge and at the same time the EU’s most valuable asset is and will be our ability to address skills mismatches. BusinessEurope and FEDIL are mobilising all their efforts to support Member States in their education and training systems, including in science and technology.
As the main advocate of growth and competitiveness at European level, BusinessEurope was founded in 1958 by the national business federations of the EU’s founding states. Today, the organisation defends the interests of its member federations in relation to European policy-making. BusinessEurope also represents European companies on the international stage, ensuring that Europe remains competitive at the global level.
Sophie Macri, Head of Communication
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