The IBEC Europe office represents the interests of IBEC members at European Union level on an individual, sectoral and national basis through its advocacy work to the EU institutions on draft policy and legislation directly affecting members.
What we do
The office is located in the heart of the Brussels European area. We actively engage with the European Commission
, Members of the European Parliament and the Irish Government’s representation to the EU to shape and influence draft policy and legislation to benefit Irish business.
We help you to understand the EU decision making process and advise you on how best to influence the outcome.
How we develop policy strategies
We meet regularly with the European Affairs Policy Committee, which keeps a watching brief of all significant European developments in order to get an overall view of where developments are going and what the implications are for Ireland and our competitiveness. The Committee has primary responsibility for IBEC positions on horizontal EU issues including institutional developments, any Treaty changes, EU Budget and the rolling priorities of the various institutions and the Council Presidencies.
The Committee is composed of members across the IBEC membership and representing all major sectors and normally meets four times a year. The Committee is chaired by Mark Ryan from Accenture.
Ave de Cortenbergh 89
Telephone: +32 2 512 33 33
› Recent EU news
Heads of State and Government meet for the June European Council in Brussels on 27 and 28 June. They are expected to endorse the European Commission Country Specific Recommendations to complete the European Sememster 2013. They will also look at progress on boosting EUcompetitiveness along with completing EU economic and monetary union, in particular the banking union.
› Other EU news
In this month’s edition of IBEC Europe Agenda, we report on: the 2013 European Business Summit (EBS); Data protection; the May European Council; working towards an EU-US Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP); the review of the Common Agriculture Policy; progress on the Multiannual Financial Framework negotiations; regional aid and posting of workers along with recent ECOFIN and Competitiveness Council meetings and developments in the various EU institutions.
› IBEC's dedicated EU Presidency website
IBEC has a dedicated Irish Presidency website for the six-month Irish Presidency of the EU.