Wednesday, April 09, 2014
CEEMET is following with great interest the European Parliament elections and the upcoming appointment of the new European Commission. Our goal is to keep the topical issues for employers of metal, engineering and technology based industries (MET) on the agenda for new EU decision makers. As a part of its call for action CEEMET visited the European Parliament on April 9th, meeting with MEPs and discussing the future of MET-industry in Europe with them. CEEMET has also published an Election Flyer - Why our industry matters to you, giving an insight to our key topics. The topical issues, which all aim to maintain and improve MET-industry’s competitiveness, include:
1. Ensuring regulation that is fit for purpose.
2. Promoting dynamic, flexible and inclusive labour markets.
3. The need for skilled and motivated employees.
4. Making a healthy worklife a shared aim for employers and employees.
Wednesday, April 02, 2014
CEEMET and Orgalime and have today launched their new campaign site aimed at increasing the awareness of decision makers and European citizens alike, about the importance of manufacturing in Europe.
The Campaign Website ‘Manufacturing, the Beating Heart of Europe’ will convey messages in an easy and understandable way. It covers the core issues where we believe improvements to the European Commission’s Communication ‘A stronger European Industry for Growth and Economic Recovery’ are needed to achieve the Commission’s target of industrial output reaching 20% of GDP.
This is a call to action to make Europe more attractive for industrial investment!
Wednesday, April 02, 2014
Tuesday, March 18, 2014
CEEMET have sent a statement to the Heads of State and Government attending the European Council this week in Brussels, where the key issue of industrial competitiveness will be discussed. The EU is at a cross-roads. At this meeting, European leaders have to show leadership and agree swift, well-coordinated and consistent policy actions. Full and effective implementation of industrial policy in the EU is central, as highlighted in the Commission Communication For a European Industrial Renaissance earlier this year. Whereas the current debate is focused on competitiveness factors such as international trade, better access to secure and affordable energy and modernising infrastructure, we also have to highlight the importance of dynamic and inclusive labour markets in Europe with a skilled a motivated workforce. Dynamic labour markets are pivotal to recovery in order to create new jobs and to bring down the too high levels of unemployment currently seen across Europe, in particular for the young generation.
Wednesday, February 12, 2014
BDI (the Federation of German Industries) and MEDEF (the French interprofessional employers’ organisation) have joined forces in the run up to the European Council on 20-21 March, to push competitiveness and job creation in Europe. The two organisations who together represent a sizeable share of Europe’s industry are asking the German and French governments and their counterparts across Europe to take “strong and urgent action” to provide Europe with a “clear strategy, and an unambiguous decision to put the competitiveness of European businesses at the core of each and every European policy”. They also call for a number of fundamental changes in European governance to ensure a “more effective and well-managed Europe” and have issued eight policy recommendations. Click here for more information.
Thursday, January 30, 2014
CEEMET advocates simplifying the existing EU regulatory system for health and safety risks from exposure to chemical substances so that this results in greater understanding, more consistency and predictability for employers and SME’s who operate in this very complex regulatory environment. This is a key message in a CEEMET position paper published today. It is of the utmost necessity that the existing EU framework for chemicals be streamlined and consolidated. As is currently stands it is inconsistent, overlapping, confusing, and uncoordinated. EU policy makers should adopt a universal and holistic approach to the management of chemicals. This will have the added value of reducing administrative burdens and compliance costs, thus improving EU competitiveness globally.
Monday, December 09, 2013
A favourable operating environment for European companies is needed to ensure investment, innovation and job creation.
Other types of effective measures are needed at Member State level to improve employment, attract investment and ensure competitiveness. These should include ambitious labour market reforms, public sector adjustments since industry cannot fund the current large public sector size in the long run. Moderation of taxation and guaranteed funding for the industry are additional measures to consider.
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