About: Markus J. Beyrer

No risk, no innovation: Europe needs an Innovation Principle

Technological progress is often hindered or almost impossible in Europe. We need to embed an Innovation Principle in European policy making, writes Markus J. Beyrer.

Posted workers revision gets off to shaky start

In an attempt to fight social dumping and fraud, the European Commission proposed on Tuesday (8 March) a review of the contentious Posting of Workers Directive, which regulates people employed in one EU country, but sent to temporarily work in another country.
Trade & Society 29-06-2015

Beyrer: No market access, no deal with China

On the eve of the EU-China summit, the director-general of BusinessEurope, Markus J. Beyrer, tells EURACTIV that Beijing needs to move on market access "because European companies are less willing to invest if you don't tick that box".
TTIP 25-09-2013

Beyrer: EU-US trade talks can achieve the impossible

Even though there is no clear roadmap on how to achieve regulatory cooperation - the most difficult chapter in the negotiations for a Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) - if there is "full political support, we can achieve what seems impossible", Markus Beyrer tells EURACTIV.