The Single Market as a Driver of Investment in Europe
As we celebrate the EU Single Market’s 25th anniversary, it is important to take stock of the enviable economic growth and welfare it has brought to Europe, while also acknowledging that new areas need to be prioritised so that the Single Market can remain fit for purpose in the 21st century.Furthermore, sustaining higher rates of investment and improving the business environment in complementarity to the Single Market is an integral part of the EU’s ambitious Investment Plan for Europe – widely acknowledged as one of the most successful initiatives of the Juncker Commission.
Scheduled shortly before the launch of two new European Commission Communications on the Single Market and on Investment - and in the midst of the ongoing negotiations on the EU’s future budgetary framework - the conference gathered key stakeholders from the European institutions and Member States, as well as private sector representatives from within and outside the EU, to inform the policy debate and contribute to these European Commission Communications. The conference focused on the follow-up steps needed to build on the success of the Single Market and the Investment Plan for Europe, with a view to increasing growth and welfare in the EU while sustaining higher rates of investment and further improving the business environment. The conference also addressed where Europe stands on removing barriers to investment, how the EU compares from a global perspective, and what more can be done at both EU and national levels to tackle remaining market bottlenecks.
Promotion for this event was done in partnership with:
- Marco Buti, Director General Economic and Financial Affairs, European Commission: The Single Market as a Driver of Investment in Europe
- Michael Collins, CEO, Invest Europe: The Attractiveness of Europe
Commissioner for Budget and Human Resources, European Commission
Commissioner for Trade, European Commission
Vice-President of the European Commission for Jobs, Growth, Investment and Competitiveness
President, European Investment Bank
Minister of Economy and Business, Spain
Minister for Entrepreneurship and Technology, Poland
Minister of Public Finance, Romania
Director-General, Directorate-General for Economic and Financial Affairs, European Commission
Director-General, Directorate-General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs, European Commission
President & Chief Executive Officer, Mitsui Chemicals Europe GmbH, and President, Japan Business Council in Europe
Managing Partner, Emerald Technology Ventures
Managing Director and Global Economic Advisor, PIMCO
President for Europe, Middle East and Africa, Embraer S.A.
Managing Director and Chief Administrative Officer, World Bank Group