Ramón Masià, President of the Plus Europe Association, and Jèssica Pujol, Plus Europe Brussels Liaison Officer, participated as MEPEs in the event.
The Plus Europe Association has been present at the third edition of the European Parliament of Enterprises (#EPE2014), an event organised by Eurochambres with the purpose of bringing together over 750 business men and women coming from 45 European countries to get a chance to become Members of the European Parliament for one day, debating and voting on some of the most crucial topics currently at the heart of the political debate.
Ramón Masià, President of the Plus Europe Association, and Jèssica Pujol, Plus Europe Brussels Liaison Officer, participated in the event representing the enterprise CAA – Consultors i Advocats Associats. Miquel Valls, President of the Chamber of Commerce of Barcelona and speaker of the First Plus Europe Conference, also attended to the EPE.
Entrepreneurs call for stronger EU tackling business needs
Businesses care about Europe, but Europe doesn’t always care about businesses. This is the main conclusion of the last European Parliament of Enterprises, which gathered over 750 entrepreneurs from 45 European countries in the hemicycle of the European Parliament in Brussels.
Through their debates and votes on four main topics – internationalisation, the labour market, finance and energy – entrepreneurs resolutely called for more vigorous EU and national policies that respond to their daily concerns.
Participants overwhelmingly called for:
- a stronger European Economic Diplomacy, advocating and defending their common economic interests on global markets;
- more work-based learning schemes to ensure the availability of skilled workers;
- tax regimes that are more equity investment friendly;
- a more flexible and innovation-based approach to increase energy efficiency.
Richard Weber, President of Eurochambres, said entrepreneurs “had only 60 seconds each to express their main concerns, but now the European Institutions have five years to follow-up on them! We have sent powerful and clear messages to policy-makers; we will now be closely monitoring that these demands are properly addressed in the coming days, weeks and months”.
— Belgian Chambers (@BelgianChambers) October 16, 2014