For his part, the UNICE
official noted that the organization has attained a grant from the European Union (EU) of US$ 7 million for a project of building typical centers for children in Yemen.
stresses the positive effects PPPs can have: "Performance management frameworks based on payment for results' can achieve value for money gains by creating a sharper focus on risk management and accountability."
, a major bone of contention is the EU Commission's drive for "EU harmonization action" and the development of "minimum standards." UNICE
supports the use of "framework Directives, setting the general principles for harmonization but leaving the final choice for implementation to Member States.
"In the first half of 2003, Europe failed to be its own growth engine," said UNICE
Keidanren and UNICE
will mutually give support to the interests of their respective governments -- namely the EU's calls for negotiating trade-related environmental measures and transparency in competition policy and Japan's push to create investment rules, they said.
has repeatedly signalled its opposition to a kerosene tax, arguing that it lacks all justification in terms both of transport and environment policy: air transport already covers its costs through direct user charges.
ETUC deplores attempts by UNICE
to block publication of the Green Paper.
believes the Community strategy responding to climate change should be implemented through a general framework with the primary aim of achieving balanced and sustainable economic growth.
In a letter sent to Jose Manuel Barroso, UNICE
, complains about the launching of a debate on the modernisation of Europe based on a draft which "gives a negative picture of the flexible forms of work and self-employment".
A slightly differentiated view was expressed by UNICE
, which represents larger companies.
Ernest-Antoine Seilliere and Philippe de Buck, President and Secretary-General of UNICE
, the European employers' organisation, held talks on May 17 in Strasbourg with senior members of the European Parliament to demand a re-launch of the European integration project, vital on both the economic and social front.
European employers' lobby UNICE
has voiced doubts about plans to introduce an EU green card' to bring in more non-EU national economic migrants.