Confederation of European Business

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Confederation of European Business
Emblem of the Confederation of European Business.svg
Abbreviation BusinessEurope
Location
Region served
European Union
President
Emma Marcegaglia
Director General
Markus Beyrer
Website businesseurope.eu

The Confederation of European Business, sometimes shortened BusinessEurope, is a lobby group representing enterprises of all sizes in the European Union (EU) and five non-EU European countries. The members of the confederation are the national employers' organizations. The current president of the confederation is Emma Marcegaglia, while the Director General is Markus Beyrer.

Based in Brussels, the confederation is officially recognised as a social partner at European level, is involved in a range of economic and social decisions and cooperates with a number of stakeholders and business partners. It promotes the interests of corporate citizens to ensure that public policy supports the European economy.

History[edit]

In 2014, Unilever decided to terminate their membership in the Business Europe lobby group, because it opposed the Business Europe stance on cutting down CO2 emissions, which Business Europe was against.[1][2]

Leadership[edit]

An der Spitze des Verbands steht ein Präsident. Dieses Amt hatten seit 1990 folgende Personen inne:[3]

Leiter der Verwaltung ist ein Generaldirektor. Seit 2013 wird diese Position von Markus Beyrer ausgeübt.[4]

Activities[edit]

The Confederation of European Business organises the annual European Business Summit in Brussels.

Member orginasations[edit]

  Members in countries outside the European Union
Country Organisation(s)
EU Member States' CoA Series- Austria.svg Austria Federation of Austrian Industry
Royal Arms of Belgium.svg Belgium Federation of Belgian Enterprises
Insigne Bulgaricum.svg Bulgaria Bulgarian Industrial Association – Union of the Bulgarian Business
Coat of Arms of Switzerland (Pantone).svg Switzerland economiesuisse
Schweizerischer Arbeitgeberverband
Lesser coat of arms of Cyprus.svg Cyprus Cyprus Employers & Industrialists Federation
Small coat of arms of the Czech Republic.svg Czech Republic Confederation of Industry of the Czech Republic
Coat of arms of Germany.svg Germany Federation of German Industries
Confederation of German Employers' Associations
National Coat of arms of Denmark no crown.svg Denmark Confederation of Danish Industries
Confederation of Danish Employers
Insigne Estonicum.svg Estonia Estonian Employers' Confederation
File-Arms of Spain (corrections of heraldist requests).svg Spain Spanish Confederation of Employers' Organizations
Coat of Arms of Finland Alternative style.svg Finland Confederation of Finnish Industries
Arms of France (UN variant).svg France Mouvement des Entreprises de France
Lesser coat of arms of Greece.svg Greece Hellenic Federation of Enterprises
EU Member States' CoA Series- Croatia.svg Croatia Hrvatska Udruga Poslodavaca
Arms of Hungary.svg Hungary Confederation of Hungarian Employers and Industrialists
Coat of arms of Ireland.svg Ireland Irish Business and Employers Confederation
Arms of Iceland.svg Iceland The Federation of Icelandic Industries
Confederation of Icelandic Employers
CoA Marina Mercantile.svg Italy General Confederation of Italian Industry
Coat of arms of Lithuania.svg Lithuania Lietuvos pramonininku konfederacija
Arms of Luxembourg.svg Luxembourg Business Federation Luxembourg
Lesser coat of arms of Latvia (escutcheon).svg Latvia Employers' Confederation of Latvia
Arms of Montenegro.svg Montenegro Montenegrin Employers Federation
Arms of Malta.svg Malta The Malta Chamber of Commerce Enterprise
Arms of the Kingdom of the Netherlands.svg Netherlands Confederation of Netherlands Industry and Employers
Blason Norvège.svg Norway Confederation of Norwegian Enterprise
Herb Polski.svg Poland Polish Confederation of Private Employers
Shield of the Kingdom of Portugal (1481-1910).png Portugal Associaçáo Industrial Portuguesa
Confederação da Indústria Portuguesa
Coat of arms of Romania.svg Romania Alianta Confederatiilor Patronale din Romania
Arms of Serbia.svg Serbia Unija poslodavaca Srbije
Coat of arms of Slovenia.svg Slovenia Association of Employers of Slovenia
Coat of arms of Slovakia.svg Slovakia National Union of Employers (Slovakia)
Insigne Sancti Marini.svg San Marino Associazione Nazionale dell'Industria Sammarinese
Armoiries Suède moderne.svg Sweden Confederation of Swedish Enterprise
Emblem of the Republic of Turkey.svg Turkey Turkish Industrialists' and Businessmen's Association
Turkish Confederation of Employer Associations
Arms of the United Kingdom.svg United Kingdom Confederation of British Industry

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