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Brexit: EU agri-food chain representatives welcome the deal and call for a swift ratification

Copa and Cogeca, CELCAA and FoodDrinkEurope welcome the agreement that was reached today by the European Union and the United Kingdom Chief Negotiators. This deal paves the way for an orderly withdrawal, a principle that the EU agri-food chain has been repeatedly calling for, thereby providing predictability to operators.
 

K 2019: PlasticsEurope unveils updated plastics data and Voluntary Commitment progress

  • In 2018, global plastics production almost reached 360 million tonnes; in Europe, there was a slight decrease in the plastics production from 64.4 million tonnes in 2017 to 61.8 million tonnes in 2018.
  • Since 2006, the volume of plastics waste sent to recycling in Europe has doubled.
  • The European plastics industry is highly committed to accelerate its transformation towards a more circular and resource efficient plastics economy.

"This is a crucial summit for the future of Europe, with Brexit and the next multiannual EU budget on the table", says Iratxe García ahead of EUCO

Ahead of the European Council this afternoon, the leader of the Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament Iratxe García said:
 

Transforming Breast Cancer Together Initiative: The Next 5 Years to Reimagine the Future of Breast Cancer Care in the EU’ EP Event

Brussels, 16 October 2019 – MEP Cristian-Silviu Bușoi and the Transforming Breast Cancer Together Initiative organised an event in the European Parliament focusing on the daily realities of living with breast cancer and what can be done to address ongoing unmet needs in the next 5 years.

The event entitled: “Transforming Breast Cancer Together Initiative: The Next 5 Years to Reimagine the Future of Breast Cancer Care in the EU”, brought together a distinguished panel of speakers, comprised of:

Digitalisation, SDGs & Future of Work: addressing tomorrow's skills and jobs challenges

As part of the European Vocational Skills Week 2019International and EU experts discussed Digitalisation, Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) & Future of Work at a recent joint ACCA, PwC, BSA and European Movement International  multistakholder event.

ACCA and CFA Institute mark Global Ethics Day with debate on bringing back trust in financial markets

ACCA (The association of Chartered Certified Accountants) and CFA Institute partnered to celebrate Global Ethics Day. The debate, hosted by Sirpa Pietikäinen, MEP at the European Parliament in Brussels, discussed bringing back trust , ethics and professionalism in today’s and tomorrow’s  financial markets.

Brexit - European industry leaders say no to no-deal

Brussels, 16 October 2019 – Ahead of the European Council meeting on 17 and 18 October and with just 16 days to go until the United Kingdom is set to leave the European Union, industry leaders call on all parties involved to break the Brexit impasse and avoid a no-deal exit. This message has been clearly outlined today, 16 October, by the industry chiefs within Ceemet representing the European Tech and Industry sector, comprising over 200,000 companies and providing 35 million direct and indirect jobs.

S&Ds: Time for all EU member states to show political maturity and responsibility, and start the accession negotiations with North Macedonia and Albania

Socialists and Democrats express their greatest concerns following the inability of the European affairs ministers of EU countries to find yesterday an agreement to start the accession negotiations with North Macedonia and Albania. We call on the EU Heads of State that will gather at the Summit in Brussels on Thursday and Friday to take the responsibility and finally act.
 
S&D vice-president for foreign affairs, Kati Piri, said:

PSF Joint Statement on the EU Priorities 2019-2024

The members of the Public Services Employers’ Forum (PSEF), representing Public Services and Services of General (Economic) Interest (SG(E)I) employers and providers, are looking forward to the new legislative term and would like to take this opportunity to introduce their role and priorities with a view to future dialogue with European Union (EU) decision-makers.
 

Agriculture & Construction Equipment European industries boosting a sustainable future for all

CECE and CEMA represent manufacturing industries producing high-technology equipment used in construction and agriculture respectively.
 
Together, our industries provide jobs to over 600,000 people all over Europe working for, both large multinationals and innovative SMEs. CECE with an annual revenues of ca. EUR40 bn and CEMA with an annual turnover of about EUR40 bn demonstrate the important role our industries play in Europe’s and global economy.

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