Ahead of the video conference meeting of the members of the European Council on 25 and 26 March 2021, BusinessEurope urges European leaders to pay more attention to the non- financial side of the European agenda. Many businesses are fighting for their survival and the future of their employees. They simply cannot cope with additional burden on top of the crisis. 

Faced with the worst economic crisis since the second world war, the European Union has mobilised unprecedented financial resources. Now is the time to make the next step to pave the way to a solid recovery, build long-term competitiveness and empower companies to engage in a growth and employment intensive green and digital transition.

Companies are key to achieve Europe’s ambitions. Already before the crisis, not enough attention was paid to the economic side of the agenda at EU level. Today, correcting this has become a question of survival. Hence this wake-up call.

To make sure we make optimal use of a historic EU financial effort and get out of this unique crisis, we urgently need a well-articulated European economic agenda, effective better regulation policies as well as acceleration in the roll out of vaccines and less restrictions at internal EU borders. BusinessEurope urges the EU leaders to focus on these 3 priorities because they are crucial to make good use of European funds and deliver a solid recovery.

President of LPK Vidmantas Janulevičius presented BusinessEurope statements to President of Lithuania Gitanas Nausėda.

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