Leading business people from the UK, Germany and Sweden join
efforts to call upon politicians to embrace bold EU reform
In a letter published in the UK’s Sunday Times and op-ed articles in Swedish financial daily Dagens
Industri and leading German daily Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, leading business people and
entrepreneurs across Northern Europe have joined forces to call for a more competitive and
democratically accountable Europe.
The unprecedented initiative marks the launch of a new pan-European drive urging entrepreneurs
and business leaders to throw their weight behind a robust reform agenda ahead of next year’s
crucial European elections.
Between them the signatories have helped lead companies employing close to a million people and
include Karl-Johan Persson, the CEO of Swedish retail giant H&M, Dr. h.c. August Oetker, Chairman
of renowned German food producer, Dr. Oetker, Douglas Flint CBE, Group Chairman of HSBC
Holdings, and Joanna Shields, Chief Executive of Tech City.
Click here to see the full list of signatories.