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Public Affairs 24-01-2007

Euro business lobby-group changes name

UNICE, the Confederation of European Business, changed its name to BusinessEurope on 23 January 2007. The moniker modification, according to the group, also heralds its shift to a more optimistic approach, with calls for 'more Europe'. 

Globalisation key for European competitiveness, say business leaders

At the annual Competitiveness Day, business representatives have reiterated their call for economic reforms within the EU and stressed how important it is for European businesses to be able to access new markets.
Future EU 10-09-2004

European business bangs ‘competitiveness drum’

"Competitiveness, competitiveness, competitiveness" should be the mantra of the new Barroso Commission, according to European business association UNICE.

Competitiveness Day: “Untie business from burdensome regulation”

At a conference organised by UNICE on 14 November, Europe's business leaders repeated their call for urgent implementation of the Lisbon goals to boost EU competitiveness.
Euro & Finance 14-10-2003

UNICE: EU economy shows signs of recovery; competitiveness remains key

According to a UNICE survey, the EU's economic recovery is far too slow, and Member States are urged to renew their commitment to the Lisbon agenda.
Public Affairs 01-07-2003

As Baron Jacobs departs, Dr. Jurgen Strube starts as new President of UNICE

Dr. Jurgen Strube, Chairman of BASF's Supervisory Board, has become the new President of UNICE as of 1st July 2003.

Commission and business urge progress in Barcelona of Lisbon targets

In an open letter to the European governments, European businesses have called for "real and credible progress against the Lisbon targets". The Commission urged similar progress in its preparatory document for the Barcelona Summit.
Enlargement 13-10-2000

UNICE: Enlargement to increase EU’s competitiveness

European business expressed strong support for enlargement.

The Entrepreneurial Manifesto of EBS

After two days of discussions, the European Business Summit has called for a more innovative and a more creative Europe in a less regulated Internal Market

EU adopts new anti-racism legislation

Social Affairs Ministers agreed on proposals for new anti-racism legislation.

UNICE releases major benchmarking report on the state of innovation in Europe

UNICE presented to the press the latest Federation's report on "Stimulating Creativity and Innovation in Europe"

European Business Summit

From 9-11 June, a special European Business Summit will be held in Brussels to foster "creativity and innovation" in European economics and business.

EU social partners will discuss temporary work

UNICE announced that it will start discussions with trade unions on improving the working conditions for temporary agency workers