EY working with the EU institutions

Insight in an age of change

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EY member firms help organizations around the world to manage a broad range of policy and business issues. EY draws on a global workforce of 211,450 people. Our member firms are organized into 28 Regions, which are grouped into four geographic Areas: Americas; Europe, Middle East, India and Africa (EMEIA); Asia-Pacific; and Japan.

Our commitment to EU institutions

This is a time of challenge and change for the European Union (EU). To emerge stronger and more prosperous than before, the EU aims to steer its economy back to growth and competitiveness and to deepen reforms that strengthen the single market. It aspires to policies that are aligned with the real needs of citizens and that bring demonstrable impact. It seeks to make the world and Europe more prosperous and stable by strengthening its role as a global player. In short, it aims to build a stronger Europe equipped to address the challenges of a changing world.

At EY, our purpose is to build a better working world for our clients, our people and our communities. We strive to help create a legacy of improved business performance, confidence and trust. A global mindset, diversity and a collaborative culture inspire EY professionals to ask better questions, co-create more innovative answers and provide long-lasting results.

A better working world also means collaborating with EU institutions on answering big, complex issues and helping provide a growing, stable, smart, sustainable and united Europe. We stand committed to using our international experience, network of relationships in government and private sector insights to support the EU institutions in attaining this Europe.



Risks and opportunities of Blockchain and Distributed Ledgers
On 25 April, ACCA and EY organised a lively debate with EU decision-makers and experts to shed some light on the risks and opportunities of BDLTs, a few hours ahead of the adoption by the European Parliament’s Economic and Monetary Affairs (ECON) Committee of the draft report on "FinTech: the influence of technology on the future of the financial services." Please read the full press release here or watch video summary.

Women and Trade Roundtable Discussion
On May 10 the Chatham House organised a Consultation Session in support of W20 policy recommendations. During this roundtable, held at the European Parliament, several MEPs and European Commission delegates discussed on what needs to be done to improve women's access to global markets and make trade more inclusive. The outcomes of this session will be used to design working sessions at the International Policy Forum to help craft specific policy recommendations to the G20 finance ministers. A Policy Brief on "Gender-Smart Procurement," to which EY contributed, is due to be launched at this Forum in July.

For more information on W20 recommendations, please see the W20 2017 Communiqué and Implementation Plan.

Learn more about EY’s Women3. The Power of Three. The Power of Three activities in 2016 through Julie Teigland’s video message and Who holds the keys to closing the gender parity gap? We all do report.

 EU4Business holds its first General Assembly and publishes its first Consolidated Report of activities
EU4Business held its first General Assembly in Brussels on 17 May, where partner institutions and national governments came together to discuss the key achievements of the initiative to date and the way forward for the future. Please visit EU4Business for more information.

European Attractiveness Survey
Economic trends and data show that much of Europe has returned to steady, if unspectacular growth. Europe’s expanding markets, and gently falling jobless numbers reassure investors that Europe is working, albeit imperfectly, unevenly and unequally. Learn more in our full report.