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LET BUSINESSES BRING SOLUTIONS
Key messages of the EESC Employers’ Group
Innovative and entrepreneurial businesses are key to creating successful and smart solutions to the existential challenge of climate change...

COVID-19 UPDATE - HUNGARY
On 12 January, the foreign minister stated that since the start of the coronavirus pandemic in Hungary last March, the government has supported 1,434 investments at the total value of HUF1,676 billion (EUR 4.7bn). By January 2021, the Hungarian government gave sectoral aid to 12,000 companies in the tourism and hospitality sector, reaching 90,000 employees amounting to 22billion HUF (63 million euro)...
28 January 2021 More »

How to tackle the economic crisis caused by the pandemic Recommendations by the Confederation of Hungarian Employers and Industrialists, MGYOSZ/BusinessHungary
Based on the feedback received recently from our company members and member organizations in various sectors (such as construction, pharmaceutical, mechanical engineering, chemical, light industry, trade, tourism, hospitality, automobile trade, printing industry, among others) we hereby outline the recommendations of our Confederation to tackle the current economic situation and to diminish losses.
18 November 2020 More »

BusinessEurope's Autumn Economic Outlook 2020
Following the deepest falls in output since the Great Depression in this spring, the EU economy began its recovery during the summer, but the path back to pre-COVID levels of output is likely to be long and uneven, with uncertainty unusually high..
3 November 2020 More »

HUNGARIAN COVID-19 ECONOMIC RELIEF PACKAGES
Prime Minister Viktor Orbán announced a relief package to diminish the immediate effects of the coronavirus pandemic on the Hungarian economy.
3 April 2020 More »

Commission presents practical guidance to ensure continuous flow of goods across EU via green lanes
The Commission issued new practical advice on how to implement its Guidelines for border management, in order to keep freight moving across the EU during the current pandemic. The aim is to ensure that goods cross the border in under 15 minutes, that lanes are opened for transport of all goods, that national government restrictions on transport be suspended, and that administrative procedures are reduced for transport workers of all nationalities.
23 MARCH 2020 More »

COVID-19: Commission provides guidance on EU passenger rights
In our efforts to mitigate the economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Commission has today published guidelines to ensure EU passenger rights are applied in a coherent manner across the EU.
18 MARCH 2020 More »

OECD - Tax administration responses to Covid-19: support for taxpayers
The Covid-19 emergency will affect the lives of many people around the globe. There are a number of ways that governments and tax administrations can ease burdens on taxpayers and support businesses and individuals with cash-flow problems or with difficulties in meeting tax reporting or payment obligations. The suggestions below are not recommendations but are intended to assist administrations globally in their consideration of appropriate measures in their own national contexts to help taxpayers during this difficult period. Not all of these possibilities will be currently available to all tax administrations and may need legislative changes.
16 MARCH 2020 More »

Statement of the European Social Partners ETUC, BusinessEurope, CEEP, SMEUnited on the COVID-19 emergency
The European employer and trade union organisations’ sympathies are with the families of those who have already lost loved ones to COVID-19, and our gratitude is to the workers and businesses who are already showing exceptional courage and resilience, both to treat the sick, and to maintain the vital goods and services upon which we all depend. We are closely following the developments of the dramatic emergency of the COVID-19 epidemic across Europe and are at the forefront, particularly within member states, of the design and implementation of the extraordinary measures to help enterprises and workers in facing this emergency.
16 MARCH 2020 More »

Coronavirus: the world economy at risk
OECD Interim Economic Outlook


2 MARCH 2020 More »

Position Paper of MGYOSZ-BusinessHungary on a Renewed Strategy on Vocational Education and Training in Hungary
The extension of the existing system is not suitable for addressing new challenges, so we are recommending a complex solution based on the positive motivation of families, employers and those working in educational institutions...
April 2021 More »

Position Paper of the Confederation of Hungarian Employers and Industrialists - MGYOSZ/BusinessHungary on the proposal for a European Directive on fair minimum wages
On 28th October 2020 the European Commission published its proposal for an EU level directive on fair minimum wages, which, if endorsed, would be a binding direction for all Member States on setting the lowest mandatory minimum wage levels...
December 2020. More »

CEE-6 industry and employer associations call on EU leaders to insist that climate action comes with effective safeguards and maintaining economic competitiveness
At their upcoming meeting of the European Council (EUCO) on 10-11. December 2020, the Heads of State and Government will make a key decision on the EU’s 2030 climate target. Following a proposal by the European Commission, the 2030 climate target shall be increased from currently -40% greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions to - 55% (in order to meet the climate neutrality objective by 2050). This comes while Europe is facing unprecedented challenges of the global merit and in context of the COVID -19 crisis.
4 December 2020 More »

Follow up on minimum wages
The letter, which BusinessEurope has sent to President von der Leyen, reiterates BE's plea to reconsider the idea of a directive on minimum wages.
23 October 2020 More »

BusinessEurope's overview on national measures taken by governments to react to the economic consequences of the COVID-19 spread in Europe
This is an overview of measures based on input from members and research by BusinessEurope. This is a living document that will be regularly updated.
24 MARCH 2020 More »

OECD: Supporting people and companies to deal with the Covid-19 virus
Options for an immediate employment and social-policy response
20 MARCH 2020 More »

COVID-19: Responsibility, action and solidarity is urgently required to protect businesses, society and our economy
The European society is facing an extraordinary challenge from the outbreak of COVID-19. Our sympathies are with the families of those who have already lost loved ones, and our gratitude is to the workers and businesses who are already showing exceptional courage and resilience, both to treat the sick and to maintain the vital goods and services upon which we all depend.

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17 MARCH 2020 More »

OECD: Covid-19 - SME policy responses
This note is developed by the OECD Centre for Entrepreneurship, SMEs, Regions and Cities (CFE). It examines how SMEs are likely to be affected by the current coronavirus epidemic, reports on early evidence and estimates about the impact, and provides a preliminary inventory of country responses to foster SME resilience.
16 MARCH 2020 More »

COVID-19: Commission sets out European coordinated response to counter the economic impact of the Coronavirus*
COVID-19 is a severe public health emergency for our citizens, societies and economies with infections in all Member States. It is also a major economic shock to the EU. The Commission therefore presents today an immediate response to mitigate the socio-economic impact of the COVID-19 outbreak, centred on a European coordinated response.
13 MARCH 2020 More »

Vaccines will get Europe back in business
Innovation and intellectual property are key ingredients in the vaccine success story - The latest edition of European Economic and Social Committee's newsletter is available: http://cdlink2.eesc.europa.eu/m/1/76282871/p1-b21083-478d69ab29de4d7c8a6be7a97576906a/1/111/5d08b68e-be3c-4102-a01f-a39ca1615ccb
March 2021 More »
March 2021

Vaccines will get Europe back in business

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BusinessEurope - Proposal for an EU Directive on fair minimum wages
European employers agree with the overall objectives of achieving adequate wages across the EU, making work pay, fighting poverty, and strengthening the role of social partners and social dialogue, in line with national industrial relations systems. Employers are not in favour of competition based on lowering social standards...
4 December 2020 More »

Overview of national measures taken by governments in the context of the second wave of the COVID-19 outbreak
This is an overview of measures prepared by BusinessEurope strictly on the basis of input from member federations (except for the graphs at the beginning of the overview which are based on BusinessEurope calculations based on data from the European Centre for Disease-prevention and Control).
23 November 2020 More »

European Network of Public Employment Services
SHORT-TIME WORK SCHEMES IN THE EU
Study report
This report summarises the principal results of an ad hoc study on ‘Mapping short-time work schemes in the EU’. It is a desk study based on 17 national reports prepared by experts from the European Centre of Expertise (ECE), largely in the autumn of 2019, on
EU and national sources and on the existing literature on short-time work (STW) schemes.
May 2020 More »

IOE - ITUC: Joint Statement on COVID-19
COVID-19 is threatening the health and the livelihoods of workers and employers globally. It is not a local but a worldwide challenge, requiring a global response. Urgent action is essential from international organisations. The time has come to see the United Nations reform in action. Enhanced cooperation and coordination are required among all actors in the multilateral system. The International Labour Organization (ILO) and the World Health Organization (WHO) are at the heart of the international guidance to manage this pandemic and identify short, medium and long-term sustainable solutions for individuals, communities, nations and regions.

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23 MARCH 2020 More »

OECD: Emergency tax policy responses to the Covid-19 pandemic
Limiting damage to productive potential and protecting the vulnerable
20 MARCH 2020 More »

BusinessEurope's overview on national measures taken by governments to react to the economic consequences of the COVID-19 spread in Europe
This is an overview of measures based on input from members and research by BusinessEurope. This is a living document that will be regularly updated.
17 MARCH 2020 More »

European Union Intellectual Property Office Decision concerning of the extension of time limits
"...all timelimits expiring between 9 March 2020 and 30 April 2020 inclusive that affect all parties in proceedings before the Office are extended until 1 May 2020."
16 MARCH 2020 More »

BusinessEurope's overview on national measures taken by governments to react to the economic consequences of the COVID-19 spread in Europe
This is an overview of measures based on input from members and research by BusinessEurope. This is a living document that will be regularly updated.
12 MARCH 2020 More »

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