EFBNews #20

Message from the President

The past 6 months have been a whirlwind, not just for our family business community but for the whole of society. COVID-19 has had an unprecedented effect globally and thrown our societies and economies into complete disrepute. My best wishes go to all our members, families and friends, and

EFB position on the European Green Deal

A call to action! The European Green Deal is the most ambitious project ever undertaken to reverse the effects of man-made climate change. Europe’s response to this climate emergency is ambitious and far-reaching. Government, businesses, non-governmental organizations and citizens must unite to deliver on the Green Deal. Family businesses,

EFB Position on COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic is the greatest challenge our society has faced in modern times. It also represents the first time we, as a society, have had to focus on a temporary issue. The crisis has caused extremely uncertain times for the whole world, but no more so than for

EFB Position on the Industrial and SME Strategy

The Industrial Strategy from the European Commission and the accompanying SME strategy are a strong addition to the work plan for the next Commission and EFB welcome their proposal. The 3-pillar strategy focusing on digitalisation, resilience and sustainability sets out a well-co-ordinated strategy, however there are significant shortcomings and

EFB Exit Strategy and Sustainable Recovery Proposals: the answers from responsible capital

As the rate of infections and deaths are on the decline in certain countries, it is now vitally important that we start to think about how we will exit from the COVID-19 crisis and how we will plan the economic recovery. EFBs Exit Strategy and Sustainable Recovery Proposal sets

Family Businesses fighting back against COVID-19

Throughout the COVID-19 crisis, EFB have had to be creative in how we engage with our members and the creation of our COVID-19 webinars to bring the chapters from across to Europe have been a revelation. These webinars have enabled the network to stay up to date with the

Erasmus + Project updates

Despite the outbreak of COVID-19, EFB were able to keep on track of their 2 EU Erasmus + funded projects, SPRING and SUFABU. The SUFABU project looks directly at succession in family businesses and aims to make a flexible training system for the process. The second project meeting was

EFB elects new member of Executive Committee

Following our 2020 General Assembly, EFB are glad to announce the election of Anca Vlad to executive committee. A first-generation business owner, Vlad founded her Pharmaceutical business, Fildas-Catena Group, in 1991. Elected unanimously, Vlad takes up her position until 2023, when she will be eligible for re-election. An influential figure

EFB hire new Junior Policy Advisor

Following our recruitment process for a Junior Policy Advisor, we are pleased to announce the appointment of Matthew Lynes who joined us at the start of April. Matthew joins us from the European Parliament where he worked as an Accredited Parliamentary Assistant for Jane Brophy MEP (Renew Europe, Liberal

Anticipating the new reality – An article from our sponsors KPMG

Daniel TrimarchiDirector, Global Centre of Excellence for Family Business, KPMG Private Enterprise, KPMG International “As an admirer of frameworks and processes, the COVID-19 pandemic has been an opportunity for me to explore a variety of these in working through how we respond as individuals, families and businesses to the crisis. As