Council of European Employers of the Metal,
Engineering and Technology-Based Industries
CEEMET is the European employers' organisation representing the interests of the metal, engineering and technology-based industries. Its members are national employers' organisations and federations, representing 200 000 member companies across Europe. The vast majority of them are SMEs, directly providing some 13 million jobs.
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CEEMET welcomes the Commission President-elect Jean-Claude Juncker’s announced new College of Commissioners

Wednesday, September 10, 2014
“We are pleased to see strong support given to growth and job creation in Europe with the new distribution of the Commission portfolios. The new college must now demonstrate that industrial renaissance is at the heart of the European agenda”, commented Uwe Combüchen, Director General of CEEMET. “As an official social dialogue partner, CEEMET looks forward to working with the new Vice-President for the Euro and Social Dialogue, Valdis Dombrovskis”, he added. Commenting on the better regulation portfolio, Uwe Combüchen said: “European industry strongly welcomes the creation of a Vice President responsible for cutting red tape, a promise that must be turned into reality. We believe that impartial, evidence based impact assessments and rigorous competitiveness tests should be mandatory for all new proposals to demonstrate that they will boost competitiveness. It is also necessary to improve the current implementation, simplification and consolidation of the existing EU regulatory framework across all Member States.”

CEEMET elects EEF’s CEO Terry Scuoler as its new Chairman of the Board of Directors

Wednesday, July 16, 2014
Terry Scuoler, CEO of the UK manufactures' organisation EEF has been elected as the new Chairman of CEEMET's Board of Directors. His term will last until the end of June 2017. Terry said he is pleased to continue the good work of CEEMET’s former Chairman Jean-Francois Pilliard, Director General of UIMM, and “lead CEEMET in discussions with officials at the Commission and Parliament over the next three years. We are at a critical time for the future of the European institutions following the European elections and the EU economy, but there is a growing consensus in favour of an industrial renaissance and increased competitiveness. I hope to support and contribute to future policies that will help deliver this vision”.

CEEMET Congratulates Jean-Claude Juncker on his election as the next President of the European Commission

Tuesday, July 15, 2014
CEEMET Congratulates Jean-Claude Juncker on his election as the next President of the European Commission and welcomes the strong vote of confidence given to him by the European Parliament in today’s vote. “Now that the President of the Commission has been confirmed in post he must ensure the Commission’s agenda delivers on the five priorities he has set, in particular ensuring growth and job creation. We are convinced that industrial renaissance is at the heart of the European growth and jobs strategy and, that firm and bold action is needed to reach this goal.” Commented Terry Scuoler, CEEMET’s Chairman of the Board of Directors and EEF’s CEO. “The future of European competitiveness is vital to our industry’s future in Europe and we hope the new Commission will succeed in delivering the set priorities.” Uwe Combüchen, CEEMET Director General concluded.

Industrial Competitiveness for a Social Europe - CEEMET launches agenda for Industrial Renaissance across EU

Thursday, July 03, 2014
CEEMET today launched a blueprint for an industrial renaissance across the EU at a breakfast meeting with MEPs in Strasbourg.“Manufacturing is critical to the future of the European economy, providing the economic growth and high skill jobs we urgently need. But, we cannot go on doing the same things over and over again and expect to see a different result. The recent elections have sent an uncomfortable message to European policymakers that must now be heeded as a matter of urgency” stressed Terry Scuoler, CEO of EEF and Chair of CEEMET Board.

Complete ongoing REFIT Evaluation before introducing new EU Health and Safety Framework

Friday, June 13, 2014
CEEMET questions the timing of a new EU Strategic Framework on Health and Safety (H&S) at Work 2014-2020, published in a Commission Communication on June 6. We believe that any new EU OSH (occupational safety and health) Strategic Framework should be delayed until the Commission completes its evaluation and review of all existing OSH legislation. Launching a new OSH strategy now will prejudice the outcome of this ongoing evaluation. “It would very much be a case of putting the cart before the horse” says CEEMET H&S Committee Chairperson Terry Woolmer.

CEEMET Director General comments on state of European manufacturing in Financial Times

Wednesday, May 21, 2014
In an in-depth feature on the state of European Manufacturing, international competition and EU spending on research and development, CEEMET’s Director General Uwe Combüchen talks about the skills deficit and matching production with clients’ needs. “We simply need to invest more in education and training if we are going to be able to keep up with our competitors. Europe is slowly learning – Germany, Austria and Denmark are bright examples of successful systems with high levels of work-based learning ”. “Niche can mean highly individualised production that responds better to clients’ needs with production spread around the world,” says CEEMET’s Director General. Click on read more to access the full article on FT’s site - http://www.ft.com/cms/s/2/6e58161e-c640-11e3-ba0e-00144feabdc0.html#axzz32KuuwEWZ

CEEMET is looking to recruit a Senior Public Affairs Advisor

Monday, May 19, 2014
CEEMET is looking for a Senior Public Affairs Advisor to join our team to strengthen the links between industry and European stakeholders. Please read more and if you are interested, contact the CEEMET Secretariat. Closing date for applications is Monday 30 June 2014.

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