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The Single Market as a Driver of Investment in Europe

The Single Market as a Driver of Investment in Europe
Charlemagne Building, Brussels
5 November 2018
Programme Investment Trends - Publication

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.

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Speakers included:

Günther H.
Oettinger

Commissioner for Budget and Human Resources, European Commission

Cecilia
Malmström

Commissioner for Trade, European Commission

Jyrki
Katainen

Vice-President of the European Commission for Jobs, Growth, Investment and Competitiveness

Werner
Hoyer

President, European Investment Bank

Nadia
Calviño

Minister of Economy and Business, Spain

Jadwiga
Emilewicz

Minister for Entrepreneurship and Technology, Poland

Eugen Orlando
Teodorovici

Minister of Public Finance, Romania

Marco
Buti

Director-General, Directorate-General for Economic and Financial Affairs, European Commission

Lowri
Evans

Director-General, Directorate-General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs, European Commission

Toru
Morita

President & Chief Executive Officer, Mitsui Chemicals Europe GmbH, and President, Japan Business Council in Europe

Gina
Domanig

Managing Partner, Emerald Technology Ventures

Joachim
Fels

Managing Director and Global Economic Advisor, PIMCO

Jorge
Ramos

President for Europe, Middle East and Africa, Embraer S.A.

Shaolin
Yang

Managing Director and Chief Administrative Officer, World Bank Group