Our Work

Economic policy

Our priorities

We believe in supporting businesses and in particular SMEs to recover and grow by making the legal framework simple and less fragmented, linking businesses with sources of financing and fighting late payments. 

We resist initiatives that impinge upon Member States' sovereign competence to pursue their own taxation policies. We do not agree with calls for introducing EU-wide tax schemes that discourage healthy competition between the Member States. 

We reject calls to introduce a fiscal union that links Member States' budgets and leads to unjustified transfers between them. Instead, we call for balanced and well-coordinated macro-economic policies. 

We would like to see the remaining obstacles to the free movement of goods and services in the Single Market removed, by thoroughly mapping out existing barriers, monitoring new barriers and enforcing Single Market legislation. 

The digital transition of the EU's cities and regions is a high priority for us, and in this regard, we support the expansion of broadband network coverage to all regions, in order to unlock the potential for all EU citizens and businesses to get involved in the digital transition.

We are firm believers that the EU must remain a key global actor and the largest trading block. International trade must be open, fair and rule-based. Furthermore, the EU must pursue an open strategic autonomy.