Speech by Connie Hedegaard at the ACEA (European Automobile Manufacturer's Association) 2011 Annual Reception
Brussels, 2 February 2011
Ladies and Gentlemen,
Let me start by saying: What challenging times we live in!
Economically, financially, demographically, environmentally – there are numerous challenges for you as business people, for me as a politician, for all of us as citizens.
Every day, luckily, we see improvements in our economy. Today I understand, that for Europe as a whole, we got new figures, indicating that unemployment has been stabilised now for the first time in a long period and every day seems to bring further good news.