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ERT Letter to the EU Council ahead of the EU Summit on 9-10 February 2023

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ERT Letter to the Heads of State of EU Member States, ahead of the EU Summit on 9-10 February 2023

ERT is encouraged by the EU’s determination to develop a strong and common response and welcomes the focus of the upcoming special European Council (9-10 February 2023) on improving European competitiveness.

In this letter, we are explaining additional efforts that are urgently needed to strengthen the overall investment climate in the EU, as well as the environment for doing business:

  • Deepening the Single Market, simplifying our regulatory framework and enabling innovation will best unleash Europe’s competitiveness,
  • Boost investments in deep decarbonisation initiatives and infrastructure upgrades,
  • Pursue open and fair trade globally, with an ambitious agenda to conclude new FTAs.