Finance and Taxation

The fragile economic recovery is accompanied by difficult lending conditions. However unevenly distributed, this affects companies across Europe as do tighter financial reporting obligations for listed companies, which raises the cost of capital, credit and may put a disproportionate burden on EU companies competing in a globalised economy and seeking to invest in the real economy and to innovate. Modernisation of tax rules has received increased impetus and requires strong international coordination efforts and swift action to address the reality of doing business in global value chains. 


Press Release

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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Press Release

Carl-Henric Svanberg appointed Chairman of the European Round Table of Industrialists

Carl-Henric Svanberg, current Chairman of BP and AB Volvo, has been appointed Chairman of the European Round Table of Industrialists (ERT). Carl-Henric, a Member of the ERT since 2010, is one of Europe’s most experienced and respected industrial leaders. He takes over the role from Benoît Potier,...
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Position Paper

Towards modernised rules on corporate taxation

Dialogue with the European Parliament and the Commission

The Members of the European Round Rable of Industrialists have sent a letter to Pierre Moscovici, the Commissioner for Economic and Financial Affairs, and Paul Tang, MEP to welcome the opportunity of starting a dialogue on how to achieve modernised rules on corporate taxation that support the...
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Benchmarking Report 2017

European Competitiveness and Industry

The ERT Benchmarking Report presents with key figures a comprehensive overview of the main policy issues followed by industry leaders. This new edition highlights with more than 70 charts and maps that Europe must become more open to innovation and new technologies to increase productivity and...
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