1 September 2014


CBI comments on new European Council President

The CBI commented on the announcement that Donald Tusk is to be appointed the new European Council President.

Katja Hall, CBI Deputy Director-General, said:

“Donald Tusk has the experience and know-how to hold the Commission’s feet to the fire on its jobs and growth agenda, to help spur a stronger European recovery.

“There is genuine concern that the EU has over-reached itself in some areas, so the new Council President must ensure that Europe concentrates more on what it does well – like signing more trade deals and completing the Single Market - and less on what is better done at national leve