30 may 2017
Spain-Portugal Business Summit

CEOE and CIP advocate for greater ambition in the implementation of structural reforms

The Vice President of CEOE, José Vicente González, stressed the importance of increasing our companies’ presence in third markets

The Iberian business confederations believe that Europe needs to create an attractive environment for business competitiveness and innovation, freeing itself from the burden of unnecessary and overly expensive regulation, high energy prices and other factors that make the costs of business in Europe excessive, especially for SMEs.

The President of the Spanish government, Mariano Rajoy and the Portuguese Prime Minister, António Costa
The President of the Spanish government, Mariano Rajoy and the Portuguese Prime Minister, António Costa — ©CEOE

The above can be read in the document gathering the conclusions from the Spain-Portugal Business Meeting which was submitted today by the Vice-president of CEOE, José Vicente González and the President of CIP, António Saraiva, to the President of the Spanish government, Mariano Rajoy and the Portuguese Prime Minister, António Costa. Both leaders delivered the event’s closing speech, an event that was held over the past few days within the framework of the 29th Spain-Portugal Bilateral Summit.

In Vila Real, CEOE and CIP defended together the idea of growth and competitiveness at European level and analysed their corresponding national realities to gather consensus on the essential issues that bring them together and to find solutions based on common perspectives about the European challenges. After two days of work, the confederations agreed to define six areas of priority action to achieve a more renewed, more united and more determined Europe.