Publicat pe 10/10/2018

Brussels, October 10th, 2018: The delegation of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Romania (CCIR), Mr. Aurelian Gogulescu, Counselor for International Relations of the President of CCIR, Mihai Daraban, and President of the Prahova Chamber of Commerce and Industry, participated today, October 10th, in the Chamber of the European Parliament, at the 5th edition of the European Parliament of Enterprises (EPE), an event organized by EUROCHAMBRES in partnership with the 44 member chambers of commerce and the European Parliament. Eurochambers member and national coordinator, CCIR is represented at EPE 2018 by a delegation of 12 businessmen and 3 representatives of the chamber system.

The main topics on the EPE 2018 debate agenda are the skills and aptitudes of the labor force as well as the EU’s trade policy. At the same time, the events that will shape the future of Europe, in the context of Britain’s exit from the EU, will be debated. Brexit is a business challenge, a subject closely touched by Mr. Michel Barnier, Chief Negotiator of the European Commission, responsible for the application of Article 50 in relation to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

The goal of the EPE is to give entrepreneurs the word, the real actors of economic growth in Europe, and to inform decision-makers – through the voice of companies – about the expectations of the business community. Entrepreneurs have the unique opportunity to debate high-ranking representatives of the EU institutions and give them direct feedback on EU policies. The EPE also enables entrepreneurs to better understand the objectives of the European Union and the role of each institution involved in the legislative process.

Background

Eurochambres estimates about 1,000 participants from the 28 EU Member States and the 18 non-EU Member States of Eurochambres at EPE 2018. Each delegation is allocated a number of seats, corresponding to the one held by that country in the European Parliament.

Following each session held within the EPA, a resolution is voted and, in the end, the position paper will be used by Eurochambres in its activities and will be forwarded to the European Parliament.