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    Q&A: Polish Deputy PM Jacek Sasin on energy sovereignty

    Q&A: Polish Deputy PM Jacek Sasin on energy sovereignty

    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

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    Small nuclear reactors – a new chapter in nuclear power

    Small nuclear reactors – a new chapter in nuclear power

    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

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    Position of the European industry organisations on the forthcoming Connectivity Infrastructure Act

    Position of the European industry organisations on the forthcoming Connectivity Infrastructure Act

    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

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    Position Paper on Energy Price Increases

    Position Paper on Energy Price Increases

    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...

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    Joint Association letter on DMA

    Joint Association letter on DMA

    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

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    The Digital Services Act and its impact on European SMEs

    The Digital Services Act and its impact on European SMEs

    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

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    Joint Association letter on DMA – or don’t throw the baby out with the bathwater

    Joint Association letter on DMA – or don’t throw the baby out with the bathwater

    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...

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    Joint Association letter on DMA

    The DMA implications for platforms in Europe

    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

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    EESC Activities Report no 3/21

    EESC Activities Report no 3/21

    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

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    Joint Letter on the European Minimum Wage

    Joint Letter on the European Minimum Wage

    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

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    Position Paper on the Action Plan for a Social Pillar

    Position Paper on the Action Plan for a Social Pillar

    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...

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    EESC Activities Report no 3/21

    EESC Activities Report no 2/21

    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

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    EESC Activities Report no 3/21

    EESC Activities Report no 1/21

    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

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    Monthly Overview of Key Discussions at EU-level

    Monthly Overview of Key Discussions at EU-level

    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

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    Position Paper on “Fair Minimum Wages” Regulations in the EU – In Light of the European Commission Second Stage of Consultations

    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...

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    Letter to Executive Vice President Valdis Dombrovskis

    Letter to Executive Vice President Valdis Dombrovskis

    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

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    Joint Letter on the European Minimum Wage

    Position on “Fair Minimum Wages” Regulations in the European Union

    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...

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