Deputy Prime Minister of Poland and Minister for State Assets Jacek Sasin talks with ZPP, Poland’s Union of Entrepreneurs and Employers. The article first appeared as Sponsor Content on Politico Europe website: https://www.politico.eu/sponsored-content/polish-deputy-pm-sasin-on-energy/. Download PDF
Russia's aggression against Ukraine and the ongoing war have caused a Europe-wide energy crisis, the consequences of which we are all facing today. A lively discussion is underway, both at the EU level and in all Member States, among politicians and experts who are jointly trying to work out solutions that will best protect us from a gas shortage both during the coming winter and over the next several months. Download PDF
As a member of a broad coalition of 17 organizations from across Europe, we deeply worry about ETNO’s proposal to introduce a network fee for digital services. We believe that such a regulation would negatively affect the consumers, hurt innovative European businesses, lead to an inefficient allocation of resources, and, most importantly, undermine access to the free and open internet. Download PDF
Media outlets, research bodies and national organisations have been observing the vast in-creases in gas and energy prices (and in coal, crude oil, and CO2 emission allowances) that have occurred across Europe and most of the world at an enormous pace since the Autumn of 2020. For example, in Poland the average price of hedging and annual contract in 2020 was PLN 69.90/MWh, while currently, this same contract costs approximately PLN 500/MWh. In electricity, the average price of hedging an...
A joint letter on the Digital Markets Act proposal signed together with over 35 organisations and individuals in 13 countries. In the letter, we call on the European Institutions and policymakers involved in the trilogue to revise the proposal as we believe that DMA does not strike the right balance between value creation and the protection of users. Download PDF
As the EU Commission’s own research shows, 17% of EU SMEs sell products online and 8% engage in cross-border sales. We therefore would like to encourage you to consider the following, to ensure that the position of SMEs in Europe is adequately represented during the current Trilogue negotiations on the Digital Services Act (DSA). Download PDF
Together with other organisations, we appreciate the opportunity to share perspectives on the upcoming crucial negotiations on the Digital Markets Act. Our community supports all initiatives aimed at improving the position of European businesses and users. While we understand the need to address certain challenges related to digitisation, we urge EU policymakers to make well-informed decisions and mitigate any harmful consequences for European SMEs, entrepreneurs and users. Download...
On 25 October, the European Enterprise Alliance held an online event where lawmakers, national stakeholders and business representatives addressed the most significant obstacles that hampered economic recovery for SMEs and presented the policy recommendation to ensure their future growth. Download PDF You can watch the recording of this webinar here.
Together with Move EU and other organisations, we signed a joint letter on the EU's Artificial Intelligence Act proposal recommending: precise definition of AI, clarifying roles of players, high-risk based on measurable harm and potential impact. Download PDF
Thousands of Industry Stakeholders call on EU Policymakers to Oppose A Ban on Targeted Ads & Recognise the Value of the EU’s Existing Data Protection Framework. The EEA is one of the signatories of the open letter initiated by IAB Europe, a European-level association for the digital marketing and advertising ecosystem. Download PDF
European Commission has proposed the Digital Markets Act (DMA) that aims at establishing a set of narrowly defined objective criteria for qualifying a large online platform as a so-called “gatekeeper”. Marcin Nowacki explains what the proposed regulations mean for customers and businesses. https://youtu.be/JHkpWy0TJ_U
Marcin Nowacki, President of the European Enterprise Alliance and Vice-President of the Union of Entrepreneurs and Employers, and Tomasz Wróblewski, President of the Warsaw Enterprise Institute, are members of the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC), an EU advisory body that represents employers' and employees' organisations in the EU lawmaking process. We present a summary of their activities in March 2021. Download PDF
Hosuk Lee-Makiyama, Director at the European Centre for International Political Economy, explains how Europe's new laws might change the way we look at market regulations and internet. https://youtu.be/8Tnrj5R37b4 https://youtu.be/H9KXfz-SPUw
The EEA, together with its Members and Partners, has sent a letter to President Ursula von der Leyen, President David Maria Sassoli, and President Charles Michel voicing their concerns about the EU Minimum Wage proposal. Download PDF
On 4th March 2021, the European Commission presented the European Pillar of Social Rights Action Plan. The European Pillar of Social Rights (EPSR) is a set of 20 principles that were announced in 2017 at the Social Summit for Fair Jobs and Growth in Gothenburg, Sweden. The vision of Europe possessing a strong social aspect has become one of the political objectives of the European Commission under the leadership of Ursula von der Leyen. In 2020, the European Enterprise Alliance published two...
Marcin Nowacki, President of the European Enterprise Alliance and Vice-President of the Union of Entrepreneurs and Employers, and Tomasz Wróblewski, President of the Warsaw Enterprise Institute, are members of the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC), an EU advisory body which represents employers' and employees' organisations in the EU lawmaking process. We present a summary of their activities in February 2021. Download PDF
A comprehensive look on the problem of protectionism within the EU from a historical, economic, practical, legal, and political perspective. Download PDF
Marcin Nowacki, President of the European Enterprise Alliance and Vice-President of the Union of Entrepreneurs and Employers, and Tomasz Wróblewski, President of the Warsaw Enterprise Institute, are members of the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC), an EU advisory body which represents employers' and employees' organisations in the EU lawmaking process. We present a summary of their activities in January 2021. Download PDF
In light of the European Commission’s review of its trade and investment policy, the EEA is hereby providing responses to the relevant consultation of 16 June 2020 on behalf of its membership. Download PDF
In light of the European Commission’s intentions to propose a new Digital Services Act Package, the EEA is hereby providing key guiding principles on behalf of its membership. Download PDF
In light of the European Commission’s intentions to propose a Regulationon Artificial Intelligence in Q1 of 2021, the EEA is hereby providing key guiding principles on behalf of its membership. Download PDF
The European Enterprise Alliance approves the idea of establishing the Just Transition Fund. We consider the transformation of the energy sector to be one of the biggest challenges in the near future of Europe. Having said that, we would like to point out some general remarks on the proposal. Download PDF
This monthly document provides an overview on key issues of discussion at EU level with relevant impact assessments pertaining to the membership of the EEA. The membership of the EEA receives the document two weeks before sent out to the public. The next edition will be sent out with the newsletter in the mid of September 2020. Download PDF
Position Paper on “Fair Minimum Wages” Regulations in the EU – In Light of the European Commission Second Stage of Consultations
The European Commission has launched a second stage of consultations with trade unions and employers’ organisations on 4 June 2020 on fair minimum wages; a priority of the European Commission. It holds as a premise, a fair minimum wage for all workers in the European Union. The aim of the second consultation is to ask trade unions and employers’ organisations what type of policy instrument they would see as most appropriate and to what end. Hereby, as the European Enterprise Alliance, and on...
Mr Nicolas Schmit, Member of the European Commission respond to the EEA call for caution in the introduction and implementation of EU social Policy ambitions. Download PDF
EEA calls for caution in the introduction and implementation of EU social policy ambitions. Download PDF
The food delivery industry's efforts against COVID-19 Digital food delivery companies are contributing by facilitating stable food supply, supporting physical distancing, keeping restaurants in business, and helping to take the pressure off of supermarkets across Europe during this difficult time. Download PDF
We consider the European Pillar of Social Rights to be a basic, common set of the social policies’ directions accepted by the member countries. It consists of 20 general rules which ought to be respected by the member countries establishing their regulations on the social and working conditions. Having that in mind, we do not support any legislation at the EU level, aimed at restricting the free movement of people by unification of social security systems that do not reflect capabilities of...
The Just Transition Fund might be an interesting tool to support Poland’s energy transformation, but it certainly will not be the primary source of its financing. Poland will still have to make use of other sources of support from the EU and mobilise considerable resources of its own. Download PDF
What businesses face in light of priorities defined by the Corona-crisis, the Green Deal, social policy and digital transformation. Download PDF