António Saraiva, CIP’s President, will act as BusinessEurope’s Vice-President in a time where CIP will connect the Portuguese Presidency of the Council of the EU with the umbrella organisation in Brussels.
The President of the Confederation of Portuguese Business (CIP), António Saraiva, was elected, on the 27th of November, Vice-President of BusinessEurope, which represents the major national business confederations of 35 European countries.
The election was confirmed in the Council of Presidents of BusinessEurope (CoPres), which was held by videoconference at CIP’s invitation, and that had in the working agenda, as first speaking point, an exchange of views with the Portuguese government about the priorities of the upcoming Portuguese Presidency of the Council of the EU.
The time span in which António Saraiva will perform his duties is particularly important, due to the connection CIP will make between the Portuguese Presidency of the Council of the EU and BusinessEurope.
Portugal will hold the Portuguese Presidency of the Council of the EU in the first semester of 2021.
BusinessEurope is the European Business Confederation, founded in 1958, and represents European companies and employers. BusinessEurope stands out in name of approximately 20 million SMEs, industry sectors and services, in all of Europe.
António Saraiva is CIP’s President since 2010, having been elected this year for a new mandate.