At 6TheEuropean Business Parliament of Eurochambers in Brussels, participated by Greek businessmen from the Central Union of Chambers of Greece, led by the President of KEEE, Mr. Ioannis Masoutis.
The Chamber of Ioannina was represented by the President of the Chamber of Ioannina, while the First Vice President I. Mitsis participated in the mission with the Chamber of Ioannina.
The topics that were developed, during the meetings, concerned the possibilities of the single market with regard to human capital, the energy crisis and sustainable solutions, as well as the shielding and strengthening of the competitiveness of the European economy.
A large number of European entrepreneurs, representing large and small businesses, from almost every sector of economic activity, gathered in the plenary hall of the European Parliament, and presented their views and ideas on the issues that concern the business community.
In this difficult geopolitical condition, everyone’s optimism has been confirmed as businesses adapt and respond to challenges to remain competitive. “After three or four years of incredibly difficult conditions, policymakers must enable Europe’s entrepreneurs to move from survival to success,” said Eurochambres President VladimirDlouhy.
In his intervention, the President of KEEE, Mr. Ioannis Masoutis, said: “Greek SMEs and many Member State SMEs, in order to become extroverted or to strengthen their extroversion, need, among other things, access to strategic information, training and networking in from B2B and B2G meetings abroad, reduction of bureaucratic procedures and modernization of export promotion and financing tools, and support to solve everyday procedural problems, such as e.g. visa issuance. All these services are sometimes offered free of charge by public organizations or provided by consulting firms for an expensive fee. How could the EU contribute to help interested small and micro-enterprises that have the dynamism to participate equally in value chains and benefit from exports’?
Earlier, Dita Charanzova, Vice-President of the European Parliament and ValdisDombrovskis, Executive Vice-President of the European Commission and European Commissioner for Trade, introduced the Event. From Greece, representatives from 25 Chambers of the country participated, as well as from the Steering Committee of the KEEE, in addition to the President, Messrs. Pavlos Ravanis, Yiannis Hatzitheodosiou, Panagiotis Agniadis, Stefanos Georgiadis, Emmanuel Alifierakis. Presentations were made during the meetings by the President of the Athens Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Ms. Sofia Kounenaki-Efraimoglou, the President of the Piraeus Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Mr. Vassilis Korkidis and the President of the Athens Professional Chamber, Mr. Yiannis Hatzitheodosiou .