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BusinessEurope on EU Presidency

Sustainable growth, education and climate stressed

Published : 16 Jun 2019, 03:33

Updated : 16 Jun 2019, 03:35

  DF Report

Photo Source EK.

Leaders of BusinessEurope and its member organizations met in Helsinki this week and discussed various issues including EU priorities for the next 5 years, Finland's EU Presidency, economic outlook, Brexit and China.

The summit organized by the Confederation of Finnish Industries (EK) where the BusinessEurope outlined its expectations during the Finnish EU Presidency, said a press release of EK.

The European business community discussed the preliminary information on Finland’s priorities of the upcoming Presidency: promoting sustainable growth, education and climate actions will benefit the entire union.

Finns are known for their pragmatic and constructive working mode, which will be a valuable asset during the EU Presidency.

The European business community shared a common economic analysis. The outlook is deteriorating. EU fragmentation is undermining Europe’s global position.

The EU needs to find a smart strategy on how to respond to the competition with the United States and China. Their trade tensions affect the European business on a daily basis.

European companies have strong confidence in the EU. The business community in all member states is working for the EU to continue to be one of the best places in the world to live, work and do business, and to promote European values ​​worldwide.

During their Helsinki conference the BusinessEurope delegation met with President Sauli Niinistö, Prime Minister Antti Rinne and Minister for Development and Foreign Trade Ville Skinnari.