Chairman of the Romanian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCIR) Mihai Daraban has been reconfirmed to the new Eurochambres board of directors.
“The 130th meeting of the General Assembly of the Association of European Chambers of Commerce (Eurochambres) took place on October 15, in a virtual format, with the participation of the chairs and representatives of the 43 national member chambers of this organisation. The Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Romania (CCIR) was represented by its Secretary General Ovidiu Silaghi,” according to a CCIR press statement.
The meeting elected new chairman of the Eurochambres, Luc Frieden, Chairman of the Luxembourg Chamber of Commerce, and three deputy chairs – Vladimir Dlouhy, Chairman of the Czech Chamber of Commerce, Ian Talbot, Chairman of the Irish Chamber of Commerce, and Stephan Muchler, Chairman of the Swedish Chamber of Commerce and Industry, to serve in 2022-2023.
When the vote on a mandate for the new Board of Directors of Eurochambres in 2022 was held, the candidacy of Daraban was reconfirmed.
“Eurochambres has shown, including in these complicated and volatile times, the involvement and dedication to supporting and promoting the interests and concerns of the business community at the level of the European institutions. In recent months, Eurochambres and its member chambers of commerce have helped with economic recovery, both by including the needs and priorities of the business community in European legislative proposals, and by drawing up national plans for recovery and resilience. Last but not least, efforts are being deployed by the organisation for the double process of digital transformation and green transformation not to burden the entrepreneurs, but through the national chambers of commerce, to be offered a safe space for assistance and development, which will stimulate their potential,” CCIR Secretary General Silaghi is quoted as saying in the statement to Agerpres.
Eurochambres is one of the largest business representative organisations in Brussels, representing over 20 million companies through 45 members (43 national associations of chambers of commerce and industry and 2 transnational chamber organisations) and a European network of 1,700 regional and local chambers. More than 93% of these businesses are small and medium sized enterprises.