EBO meeting in Brussels
ECCT Freddie Höglund attended the annual meeting of the European Business Organisations Worldwide Network (EBO WWN) in Brussels where he has served as Vice Chairman of the network since its establishment in 2011. The EBO Worldwide Network stands as the sole organisation representing European business interests in markets outside of the European Union. It represents a network active in almost 40 key markets that serves European multinationals, as well as micro, small, medium and large enterprises. European chambers of commerce and European business associations within the EBO Worldwide Network work on a daily basis with European Union delegations across the globe in the shared interest of supporting European companies.
The week of 18 June was filled with meetings with different stakeholders in Brussels, including DG Grow, DG Trade, the European Parliament, Businesses Europe to name a few. Mr Pascal Lamy, Commissioner for Trade at the European Commission between 1999 - 2004 and Director-General of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) from 2005 - 2013 was invited to address the group and spoke about the current challenges facing global trade.