Pimec and Cepyme This Friday they revalidated their respective vice-presidencies within the European employers’ association SME United. Anthony Cañeteon the part of the first, and Helena De Felipeon the part of the second, have seen the trust of the associates revalidated in the general assembly of the entity held, as every year, in Brussels.
Cañete, president of Pimec, will continue to represent Catalan and Balearic SMEs and has set himself as a priority objective for the coming years the approval and deployment of the regulation that plans to put an end to late payments in commercial transactions in Europe. The president of Pimec will also insist on promoting a reform of the energy markets at European level that benefits small corporations, as he has listed in a press release.
De Felipe, vice president of Foment and representative of Cepyme, also maintains one of the six political vice presidencies of the SME United, with powers in social affairs. De Felipe has been vice president of the European SME employers’ association since 2016. Her priorities will be “greater regulatory simplification and an adaptation of European and national legislation to the needs of small businesses”, as stated in a statement.
SME United is one of the two large employers’ associations at European level and represents SMEs in European bodies. The European confederation of SMEs has 70 organizations of SMEs as members, from 30 European states and representatives of 22.5 million companies with some 82.4 million workers, according to their numbers. The other large European employers’ association is Business Europe, which represents large companies.
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