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WEBINAR: “Protectionism within the European Union and how to tackle it”

February 5, 2021 – at 1 pm CET on Zoom

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 Discussion:

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

Register here!

EEA After Work

February 26, 2020 – from 6:00 PM

Radisson RED, Brussels

The European Enterprise Alliance together with the Union of Entrepreneurs and Employers (ZPP) is organising another opportunity 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.

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