On June 2nd, the European Parliament started a new five-year term. – Treaty changes have strengthened the position of this institution, which now has a tangible influence on most EU legislation, including – first and foremost – the economy – reminds expert of Employers of Poland Piotr Wołejko.
Polish parliament members will face a stern test right from the off, as the future of EU energy and climate policies is currently being decided in Brussels. If it is continued in accordance with recent declarations, many industries – mining, energy, steel mills, the chemical industry – could have serious problems. Excessively restrictive CO2 emission norms will cause a decrease in activities of the so-called energy-consuming industries, which will lead to increased unemployment.
Apart from climate policy, the parliament will also work on regulations regarding practically all aspects of business activity, including deregulation proposed by the European Commission. The EU executive has come to the sensible conclusion that entrepreneurs have to deal with excessive obligations, requirements and costs. This is particularly true for small and medium enterprises. Our parliament members should actively participate in shaping a new economic order. In addition to the activities of employers’ organizations at a domestic level, their engagement in Europe can contribute to a true qualitative change, which will free small businesses of unnecessary obligations and costs.
Piotr Wołejko, expert of Employers of Poland