Ibec Europe & Global Focus

Welcome to the summer 2023 edition of the Ibec Europe & Global Focus.

Our focus is ‘competitiveness’, a top priority for business and policymakers facing complex geopolitical challenges and a race for leadership in green technologies. The EU must act now to ensure long-term competitiveness. Minister Dara Calleary provides his views, we analyse policy proposals under the EU’s Green Deal Industrial Plan, and outline how trade policy can support competitiveness and discuss the future of digital trade.

The EU must invest in education and skills, we look at how apprenticeships can drive competitiveness and Ibec’s Claire McGee outlines opportunities for Ireland in the European Year of Skills. Ibec’s Fergal O’Brien reflects on Ireland’s labour force and how diversity and inclusion are good for society and the economy. Ibec member HealthBeacon plc shares insights on how locating in Ireland has effectively positioned it to adopt a global perspective.

Our events section covers: the launch of Ibec’s campaign initiative ‘Stronger Europe, Stronger Ireland: The potential of the single market’ with Minister Peter Burke; Ibec For Peace+Prosperity campaign events in Dublin, Washington DC and London on the economic and social benefits of the Belfast/Good Friday Agreement; our St Patrick’s Day event in the European Parliament and a Three Seas Initiative Investment Fund event with the Embassy of the Poland and other EU countries.

Please contact our EU and International Affairs team in Brussels or Dublin if you wish to discuss any of the items covered.

Ibec Europe Global Focus Summer 2023 pdf | 3418.9 kb