Following an exchange of letters with European Commissioner in charge of Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs, Mrs. Elżbieta Bieńkowska, our President, Rudolf Kolbe was received on Tuesday 27th of September by her Head of Cabinet, Dr. Tomasz Husak.
The meeting enabled President Kolbe, who was seconded by our Director General, Professor Koutroubas, to discuss in depth with Dr. Husak and his team all issues relevant to the Commissioners portfolio that regards our professions. Emphasis was of course put on the following up of the recommendations of the Working Group on Bolstering the Business in the field of the Liberal Professions, as well as a number of initiatives of the Commission such as the European Services Card, the Digital Single Market and the currently ongoing evaluation of the application of the Directive on the mutual recognition of professional qualifications.
Our President informed Dr. Husak and his team on CEPLIS’ work related to the Common Values of our Professions and underlined the direct link between professional regulations and the ethical quality-oriented requirements of our sector. He also stressed the interest of the professions to actively contribute in the application of Directive 2015 innovative provisions such as the CTFs and their wish to act as loyal interlocutors of the Commission in all subjects touching the Single Market.
At the end of the meeting, Dr. Husak gladly accepted President Kolbe’s invitation to address the coming event of our Permanent Committee chaired by our First-Vice-President Gaetano Stella and to directly interact with the representatives of our member organizations on all issues discussed. Both parties agreed to maintain a close dialogue in the future with the Commission’ team excluded CEPLIS’ work as multiplier.
For further information on this meeting please feel free to call our Secretariat.