The Alliance for a Competitive European Industry (ACEI) was formed in 2004 by 11 major European industry sector associations and BUSINESSEUROPE. The common objective of its Members is to promote the competitiveness of European industry on a global scale. The Alliance therefore encourages a policy and regulatory framework that supports that objective, reinforcing and complementing BUSINESSEUROPE’s work in this respect by providing a sectoral perspective. The industry sectors concerned represent the interests at EU level of some 6 000 large companies and 1.7 million SMEs with a combined output of nearly 5 trillon euros turnover and 1.3 trillion euros added value. These companies directly employ about 23 million people in the EU.
Adrian Harris, Orgalime
Philippe de Buck, BUSINESSEUROPE
Theresa Presas, CEPI
As a first public action in the footsteps of the Competitiveness Council held on 25 & 26 November 2004, the Alliance launched on 29 November 2004 a press release and a position paper calling upon European Union policy-makers and legislators to give top priority to the consistent use of impact assessments for any and all legislative proposals that will affect industry.
Press releases & Position Papers
10 July 2008: Ensuring a positive contribution to the future of Europe
Manifesto: English - French