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Beyond the crisis? Business in Europe 2014

14:30 - 17:00

Hôte: European Ombudsman

Lieu: Bruxelles, Belgique


Event hosted by the European Ombudsman, Emily O'Reilly

10 February 2014, 14.30 – 17.00

Room ASP A1-G2, European Parliament, Brussels

The economic crisis may have reached a turning point. After several tough years for European businesses, the outlook for 2014 is largely positive according to a Eurochambres survey. Yet many businesses continue to struggle and look to the EU for support.

The European Ombudsman, Emily O'Reilly, is bringing together high-level experts to discuss what is being done at the EU level to help small and big businesses. She will also explain her own role in resolving complaints from companies about red tape, lack of transparency, and other forms of poor or failed administration in the EU institutions.


Arnaldo Abruzzini, Secretary-General of Eurochambres: "Economic survey: Business optimism returns in 2014"

Luc Hendrickx, Director for Enterprise Policy and External Relations, UEAPME: "Small versus big: What are the key challenges for SMEs in Europe?"


Markus Ferber, Member of the European Parliament (EPP): "What can Europe learn from Germany's successful business model?"

Sylvana Rapti, Member of the European Parliament (S&D): "What more should be done for businesses in the EU's most-affected countries?"

Emily O'Reilly, European Ombudsman: "The European Ombudsman is good for business"


Matthew Newman, MLex




European Ombudsman keen to help businesses in their disputes with EU institutions


Please register by 3 February at the latest at:


Watch the live webstream at: www.ombudsman.europa.eu

Participate in the Twitter debate at #EObusiness


For more information

Gundi Gadesmann
Head of Communication
Contact: Gundi Gadesmann
Tél. : +32 2 28 42609
Twitter: @EUombudsman