Economic Outlook

Position papers (5)


Tech and Industry employers' views on the Annual Sustainable Growth Strategy 2023

Our sector continues to navigate one of its most challenging periods. Following the COVID-19 Pandemic, which will leave a lasting effect on our sector’s competitiveness, companies are now faced with the reality of war on the European continent. The invasion of Ukraine by Russia, in a post-pandemic world, is creating unforeseen economic consequences for manufacturers. In addition, companies are also managing the twin transition to a greener and more digital economy, spiralling inflation, particularly energy costs, acute labour shortages, a lack of raw materials and in some cases severe supply chain disruption.


Ceemet paper on the economic consequences of the conflict in Ukraine

Ceemet deplores the ongoing invasion of Ukraine by Russia. After decades of peace in Europe, this tragic situation has brought about the unthinkable. Inevitably, following the beginning of this conflict, we are seeing unforeseen economic consequences play out in front of our eyes. These range from increasing energy costs and high inflation to supply chain problems as well as the numerous drags on economic growth. In this paper Ceemet looks at what the consequences for the MET sector are.


Views on the Annual Sustainable Growth Strategy 2022

The employers of the Tech & Industry provide their sector input for the Annual Sustainable Growth Strategy for 2022.


Tech & Industry employer’s views on the Annual Sustainable Growth Strategy 2021

The Metal, Engineering and Tech-based (MET) industries have experienced an unprecedented crisis in recent months. Huge numbers of workers are in short term unemployment and the number of jobs that are in danger of being lost is substantial. With the European Commission's ASGS strategy being published, this position paper takes stock and looks forward.


Tech & Industry employer’s views on the Annual Growth Survey 2020

Economic growth continues in some Member States, however at a slower pace, indicating that there are economic clouds on the horizon. This highlights the need for continued reforms of EU labour markets ensuring adequate links between the education systems and those labour markets, which need better support to ensure the digital transformation.

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