Visit of Bernd Pischetsrieder, Chairman of the Board of Management of Volkswagen, to the EC
Pascal Lamy, Member of the EC in charge of Trade, received Bernd Pischetsrieder, Chairman of the Board of Management of Volkswagen, to discuss general trade issues. Bernd Pischetsrieder as the new elected president of the European Automobile Manufacturers Association (ACEA) also told that: "The automobile sector need both to build up on the many achievements made so far in key societal areas, such as environment protection and road safety, and to preserve the competitiveness and the innovative stand of our industry. Progress has to be made towards the completion of the internal market, the drafting of a balanced regulatory framework and the levelling of the playing field with competitors outside Europe. It is essential to create a context where the European automobile industry can continue to develop, to provide sustainable mobility and to fulfil its societal responsibilities, thus contributing to the health and wealth of Europe".