Ref. Ares(2016)2126156 - 04/05/2016
Begins with Confidence
President Juncker is demonstrating decisive leadership
in the design of the new Commission and by clearly
differentiating many policy lines from the past.
The key to success is in building confidence.
That extends to business confidence too.
Care must be taken not to simply talk competitiveness
while undermining the industry we have. The EU must
nurture a broad and balanced industrial base, especially
its existing manufacturing industry, to sustain the
European economy of the twenty first century.
Policies once set must not be systematically revisited
and changed. That destroys investor confidence.
The EU must re-establish itself as a reliable location to
invest, so that boardrooms in Europe and around the
world extend existing manufacturing operations in the
EU and inject new investment.
The simple truth is that business needs stable policy
and legal certainty to invest with confidence. Do the right
thing, please, Mr. President!
GOOD LUCK TO THE JUNCKER COMMISSION.
International Paper Europe has reduced its greenhouse gas
emissions by 73% since 1990. It is committing to reduce them
a further 20% by 2020 (baseline 2010).
The Company is currently planting in Poland what will be one
of Europe’s largest woody biomass plantations providing
carbon neutral energy for it’s manufacturing operations.