Enrico Letta’s Report on the Future of the Single Market

European Family Businesses (EFB) welcomes the release of the report on the Future of the Single Market by Mr Enrico Letta, President of the Jacques Delors Institute on the 17th April 2024. This much-anticipated independent high-level report was requested by the European Council last year on the 30th of June 2023. It highlights several significant […]

Mid-Caps: METI “For a European Mittlestand”

On the 10th April 2024, our French member METI held a meeting under the title of “For a European Mittlestand”. European Family Businesses was invited to participate. Here participants from across Europe (in particular from France, Spain, Germany and Portugal) engaged in several informative discussions on the topic offering different perspectives before French senators and […]

European Family Businesses at the SME Assembly 2023 in Bilbao, Spain.

From the 13th to the 15th of November 2023, European Family Businesses had the opportunity to attend the SME Assembly in Bilbao, Spain. Here together with many entrepreneurs, policymakers, delegates and business associations, we listened to many panels and discussions on the single market, competitiveness, entrepreneurship, sustainability and more. We also participated in different parts […]

European Family Businesses Directors’ Retreat 2023

European Family Businesses (EFB) recently had a directors’ retreat in Bilbao, Spain between the 20-22 September. Here we had the privilege to have Velatia’s President Mr Javier Ormazabal host us on the 21 September at the Ormazabal  Research and Development Centre, where the largest high power laboratory in Europe is located. As a second generation […]

State of the Union address

The European Commission President’s State of the Union address 2023, which took place on the 13 September, addressed a variety of key issues relating to the competitiveness of the EU Single Market and the twin transition. Some of the key points mentioned include: The proposals put forth by the Commission are a critical reminder of […]

SME Relief Package

On 12 September 2023, the European Commission released its SME Relief Package. This proposal had originally been proposed by Commission President Ursula von der Leyen in her 2022 State of the Union speech. This package has long been awaited by the business community. The need to reduce administrative burden, increase access to skilled labour, ensure […]

Business Transfers in Europe: What’s next?

On the 28th of February 2023, EFB co-hosted a successful SME Intergroup breakfast debate in the European Parliament in cooperation with MEPs Martina Dlabajová and Angelika Winzig and the Employers Group of the EESC, where we discussed the topic of business transfers in Europe: What’s Next? The event was held in the presence of several […]

EFB Press release: Relating to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

Russian Invasion of Ukraine These are unprecedented times. Over the last week, Russia has invaded Ukraine, which is an action we strongly condemn. European Family Businesses would like to first acknowledge the exceptional speed with which the EU has responded to the invasion of Ukraine. From the sanctions imposed on Russia and the support for […]