Visit of Jürgen R. Thumann, President of BusinessEurope, to José Manuel Barroso: group photo and round table
Type: Visit to the Commission
End production: 09/10/2012 First transmission: 09/10/2012
On 9 October 2012, José Manuel Barroso, President of the EC, received several representatives of BusinessEurope. Following his speech on the "State of the Union 2012" and ahead of the Brussels European Council of 18-19/10/2012, the topics covered in the meeting included progress towards the banking Union, a genuine Economic and Monetary Union, and the Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF) 2014-2020.
The President singled out important pro-growth initiatives of the EC and urged the business representatives to take part in the fight against youth unemployment, in particular by improving education-to-work transitions. They also discussed the Single Market Act II and the industrial policy communication – two key proposals tabled by the Commission.
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||Group photo, from left to right,
in the 1st row: Jean-Pierre Clamadieu, CEO of Solvay, Drago Azinovic, President for EU Region at Philip Morris International, Luc Oursel, President and CEO of Areva, Jean-François Cirelli, Vice-President and Chief Operating Officer of GDF Suez, Patrick Kron, CEO of Alstom, Marie-Aimée Bich-Dufour, delegate Managing Director of Bic, José Manuel Barroso, Kurt Bock, Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of BASF SE, Nicandro Durante, CEO of British American Tobacco (BAT), Nani Beccalli-Falco, President and CEO of GE Europe and North Asia and CEO of GE Germany, and Karl Hofstetter, General Counsel and Member of the Board of Directors of Schindler Holding AG,
in the 2nd row: Michel Wurth, Member of the Management Board of the ArcelorMittal Group, Ian Hudson, President of DuPont Europe, Middle East and Africa, president of Du Pont de Nemours International Sárl Geneva, Mark Spelman, Managing Director for the Strategy of Accenture, Franz Fehrenbach, Chairman of the Board of Management of Robert Bosch GmbH, Jukka Lavi, Vice-President of Sales Europe at Thermofisher Scientific, Marijn Dekkers, Chairman of the Board of Management of the Bayer AG Group, Harry van Dorenmalen, Director-General of IBM Netherlands and Chairman of IBM Europe, Peter Hartman, CEO of KLM, Paul C. van Gelder, Chairman of the Executive Board and CEO of N.V. Nederlandse Gasunie, Paolo Fellin, Vice-President of the Division "Distribution Services" of Caterpillar Sarl, and Philippe de Buck, Director-General of BusinessEurope (4 shots)
||José Manuel Barroso at the meeting
||Michel Wurth (1st) and Mark Spelman (3rd)
||General views of the meeting (2 shots)
||General views of the meeting (3 shots)