European business leaders are concened over political developments in the UK and the United States, uncertainty general election results in Holland, France and Germany and a December 4 poll in Italy, the Federation of Hellenic Enterprises (SEV) said in an announcement.
SEV said the climate in a BusinessEurope summit in Bratislava, Slovakia, was tense. Heads of state federations, such as U.Grillo (BDI, Germany), V.Boccia (Confindustria, Ιtaly), L.Armand (MEDEF, France), C.Oudshoorn (VNO, Holland) briefed their counterparts over the dynamism of political developments in their countries and over possible consequences for European economy from a rising trend in populism and of “closed borders”.
Theodoros Fessas, president of SEV, in his interventions presented the Greek experience from the years of domestic crisis and said “there are no magic, nor easy solutions”. “Enterprises must cooperate with govenrments on a European level to adopt “open” friendly-investment policies that will offer benefits, protecting investors, offering jobs and social welfare to citizens and revenues to state coffers”.