Competitiveness

Europe needs to transform itself to keep pace with global developments in order to sustain and strengthen the well-being of our societies. If we are to lay the foundations of our future competitiveness and prosperity, Europe must offer an attractive environment for investment. A modern industrial and technological base will play a central role in this essential transformation as well as the completion of the Single Market.

ERT monitors the progress of European competitiveness and makes recommendations for practical actions to policy-makers and governments. 

 

Documents

Press Release

ERT Economic Confidence Survey

Delivering 5G and support for new technologies must be top priority for new Commission say Europe’s largest businesses

The new European Commission should prioritise digitalisation and completing the delivery of 5G networks, say Europe’s largest businesses. As European leaders prepare to discuss the composition of the new Commission at this week’s European Council, a survey of Europe’s largest employers indicates...
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Nobel laureates and business leaders unite to urge for investment in EU research and innovation

Call for a minimum investment of €120 billion in Horizon Europe to maintain momentum

More than 20 Nobel Prize laureates and other international award winners have joined with over 40 leaders of Europe’s largest companies to urge political leaders across the EU to support an ambitious European research and innovation programme in the forthcoming EU budget cycle.
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Frank Heemskerk appointed new Secretary General of the European Round Table of Industrialists

The European Round Table of Industrialists (ERT) has appointed Frank Heemskerk as ERT Secretary General with effect from 1 January 2019. He will take over from Brian Ager who will retire in January after 8 years in the role. Frank is a Dutch national who has served at the World Bank and has held...
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