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EuroCommerce congratulates and looks forward to working with the Juncker Commission, which yesterday received the endorsement of the European Parliament. Retailers and wholesalers anticipate that its fresh approach will inject new life into the European project and deliver results in a more focused way. However, the expanding mandate of the Internal Market and Industry portfolio has given the sector cause for concern.
- 15 October 2014Read more
This joint statement by trade associations calls for a quicker progress in implementing the WTO Agreement on Trade Facilitation. The successful ratification of the ambitious Trade Facilitation Agreement would not only reduce bureaucratic obstacles at the border, and significantly lower costs for economic operators worlwide, but would also represent an energetic step forward in overcoming the long-standing impasse in the broader Doha Development Round.
- 2 October 2014Read more
EuroCommerce welcomes the emphasis put by European Commission President-elect Jean-Claude Juncker on the digital economy. In order to turn this commitment into growth and jobs, the Commission needs to make sure that SMEs adapt and are ready for the digital economy.
"Shopping for Growth"
We are at the dawn of a new European legislature. The next five years will be critical in returning the European economy to growth and job creation. Retail and wholesale can contribute, given the right economic and policy conditions. This manifesto, "Shopping for Growth" highlights our key proposals for the next five years. With the right policy and legisative environment, our sector will respond, supporting growth and creating jobs in the European economy.