Press release January 19, 2021

The Governing Bodies of CEOE, meeting this Tuesday with ordinary character, have unanimously decided to approve the document on the extension of the temporary employment regulation files (ERTEs) until next May 31.

In addition, CEOE has supported ATA's request to provide protection and assistance to the self-employed who are being affected by capacity and activity limitations by administrative order.

Strengthening the Tourism area

On the other hand, at the same meeting, the appointment of Jorge Marichal, president of the CEHAT hotel association, as president of the CEOE Tourism Council, and of José Luis Yzuel, president of Hospitality of Spain and member of the Board of Directors was reported. of Cepyme, as vice president of the same.

These changes, together with the appointment of Inmaculada Benito as CEOE's new Director of Tourism, Culture and Sports, reinforce the defense of business interests and the dialogue between companies and the Administration in these areas.

Thus, a further step has been taken in designing a representative structure in the field of tourism that combines the presence of the main activities present in the sector and the interlocution of the entire range of companies, from the smallest to the large corporations.

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Meeting of the US Working Group of CEOE with the former Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ana de Palacio

The Working Group on the United States of the CEOE International Relations Commission has met with Ana de Palacio, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Government of Spain in the period 2002-2004.

The meeting, which is part of the Group's series of reflection sessions on business economic relations with the United States, has represented a great opportunity to discuss the prospects for relations within the framework of the next Biden administration and analyze opportunities for Spanish companies in the current international context.

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The Junta de Castilla y León and CEOE sign an agreement for the implementation of the Plan Sumamos Salud + Economía that will increase the performance of mass tests in companies

The president of the Junta de Castilla y León, Alfonso Fernández Mañueco, the president of CEOE, Antonio Garamendi, and the president of CEOE Castilla y León, Santiago Aparicio, have presented, at the headquarters of the Territorial Delegation of the Junta de Castilla y León in Burgos, the implementation of an action protocol to amplify the actions of the Community in the fight against COVID-19, within an unprecedented project called Plan Sumamos. S + E – Health plus Economy.

During this event, which was also attended by the president of the CEOE Foundation, Fátima Báñez, and the Minister of Employment and Industry, Ana Carlota Amigo, it was explained that this plan, which has a national vocation and to which It is expected that from now on more autonomous communities will be incorporated, including the realization of massive tests in companies, the potential installation of temporary centers for testing and connection with the public administration for the communication and counting of results. In this way, the companies have proposed to strengthen the testing capacity of the Community.

On the other hand, it is planned to carry out an awareness campaign among Castilian and Leonese companies and their workers to extend the download of the Radar Covid application.

In this sense, thanks to the direct communication channel of the companies with the workers, there is a potential capacity to get one out of every two Castilian and Leonese people to download the application.

Finally, the plan is completed with two initiatives to assist vulnerable people and those most affected by the pandemic.

During the presentation of the plan, the president of the regional executive, Alfonso Fernández Mañueco, highlighted that the Board and companies are joining forces today against the pandemic, with an initiative to protect health, employment and economic activity. "Together we will promote massive screening with antigen tests for workers in industrial estates, logistics centers, central markets and large companies", in what is one more step within the anticipation and prevention policy carried out by the Junta de Castilla y Lion.

For his part, the president of CEOE, Antonio Garamendi, stressed that this is "an important day" because, among other things, this plan "is an example that together we make a country."

In this sense, he pointed out that companies can join forces if the Administrations are "aware" of this possibility, for which he thanked the Junta de Castilla y León for this collaboration.

Likewise, the president of CEOE Castilla y León, Santiago Aparicio, has highlighted the exemplary work, responsibility and solidarity that companies have had during the pandemic so that productive activity is compatible with safeguarding the health and safety of workers ”.

“Our will above all else, at this time, is to sustain the economy and employment, and therefore, we will continue to support our companies. Preserving people's health is a priority and an exercise of responsibility on the part of all, and if we all add up, we will overcome this dramatic situation ”, added the president of CEOE Castilla y León.

The plan is supported by a Monitoring Committee, made up of four representatives appointed by the General Directorate of Public Health, the General Directorate of Work and Occupational Risk Prevention, the CEOE Foundation and CEOE Castilla y León.

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The evolution of the CPI at the beginning of 2021 will depend on oil prices and the recovery of consumption

In December, the interannual rate of the Consumer Price Index (CPI) reduced its decrease by three tenths and stood at -0.5%, accumulating negative nine months. Inflation remains negative due to falls in the prices of energy products and the slowdown in the underlying.

Thus, core inflation continues its deceleration path and stands at 0.1%, one tenth less than the previous month. Analyzing their components, it is observed that they remain at very low rates, even some in the vicinity of 0%. The prices of services reduced their variation by two tenths to -0.1%, the prices of industrial goods without energy products increased their rate of change by one tenth to 0.1%, and processed foods, beverages and tobacco increased their interannual variation by one tenth to 0.9%.

The prices of unprocessed foods also show a more moderate growth, reducing their rate of change by six tenths to 1.4%, although they continue to be the most inflationary component of the basket, with the most intense increases concentrated in the headings of fresh, sheep meat and other meats.

Energy prices slow down their rate of decline in December. Specifically, the interannual rate in this month of the prices of energy products was -6.2%, compared to -9.5% in the previous month, and this trend of lessening of the fall is expected to continue in the next months.

In December, the price of Brent crude oil continued to rise to 50.2 dollars / barrel on average, driven by the production agreements by OPEC + and the good prospects for a recovery in demand generated by vaccines. Even so, the price was -27.3% lower than a year ago, measured in dollars, and -33.6% lower in euros, due to the appreciation of the European currency in the last year. Futures prices are trading at a crude price of around $ 55 / barrel for 2021, up from $ 45.1 / barrel in 2020, so they will no longer have a bearish effect on inflation.

The Harmonized Consumer Price Index increased two tenths in December, to -0.6%, and the average index for the Economic and Monetary Union remained at -0.3%, according to the Eurostat advanced indicator. Thus, the negative differential with the euro zone stands at three tenths and has already lasted for more than two years.

In the year 2020 as a whole, the average CPI rate has been -0.3%. Looking ahead to the coming months, inflation will be conditioned by the behavior of oil prices and the drop in demand for some goods and services derived from the coronavirus crisis. In any case, it can be said that we are in a situation of price stability without inflationary pressures.

In this context of weak demand, final prices continue to fall at the same time that companies must continue to assume increases in production costs, so their margins are being sharply reduced.

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Inmaculada Benito joins CEOE as the new Director of Tourism, Culture and Sports

Inmaculada Benito joins CEOE as the new Director of Tourism, Culture and Sports, as planned in order to continue advancing in 2021 in improving collaboration and defending business interests in all the forums in which the company participates. Confederacy.

At the same time, she will perform the duties of secretary of the Tourism Council and of the Culture and Sports Commission of CEOE.

With this incorporation, CEOE reinforces its structure to continue working with determination in promoting key sectors for the productive fabric and the Spanish economy, in general.

Inmaculada de Benito has been part of the Iberostar Group from 2017 to date. He initially joined the Company in the operations department as Deputy Chief Operations Officer. The last two years he has held the position of corporate director of the office of the CEO, Communication and Institutional Relations.

Previously, since 2002, she has been linked to hotel business organizations occupying different positions such as General Secretary – Manager of the Associations of Playa de Palma (AHPP), Palma (ASHPAMA) and Agrupación de Cadenas Hoteleras (ACH).

Between January 2007 and September 2008 she was linked to the public administration as Manager of the Urban Development Consortium of Playa de Palma.

Subsequently, it was in 2010 when she joined the Mallorca Hotel Federation where she has held the positions of Manager and Vice President, being elected Executive President in May 2015, a position that she held until September 2017.

In her most academic stage, she was Director of the Tourism Research Laboratory of the University of the Balearic Islands (UIB) and Director of the Department of Leisure and Tourism of the Fundación Universidad Empresa.

Inmaculada Benito has a degree in the General Management Program (PDG) of IESE University of Navarra; in the Department of Public Affairs (PDAP) of ICADE- Universidad Pontificia de Comillas; at the ICLD, in the Complexity Leadership Course taught by the CEDE Foundation; in the Postgraduate Diploma in Global Corporate Communication taught by ESADE; in the Master of Tourism Management and Planning from the University of the Balearic Islands (UIB); and in the Master in Hospitality Management from Sheffield Hallam University; in addition to a Graduate in Tourism from the University of the Balearic Islands (UIB).

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The Vice Presidency for Social Rights and the 2030 Agenda, and the Social Partners (CCOO, UGT, CEOE and CEPYME) reach an agreement at the social dialogue table on Dependency

The Secretary of State for Social Rights has reached this Thursday, January 14, at the Social Dialogue Table on Personal Autonomy and Dependency, an agreement with business and trade union organizations for the development of the Shock Plan and the promotion of the System for the Autonomy and Attention to Dependency.

The Table for Social Dialogue on Personal Autonomy and Dependence began its work in July 2020, and since then it has been holding regular meetings in whose conversations CEOE, CEPYME, CCOO and UGT have participated, together with the Secretary of State for Social Rights. From the outset, both the representatives of the General State Administration and the Social Partners have shown a clear will to reach an agreement on an issue as important as the improvement of the Dependency Care System.

The agreement reached by the Government and the Social Partners includes an increase in the financing of the SAAD by the General State Administration of at least 600 million euros for this year 2021, which includes an increase in the amounts from the minimum level of 17 , 4% and recovery of the agreed level.

The aforementioned agreement establishes priority objectives for the improvement of the SAAD for the coming years, among which are particularly noteworthy to substantially reduce the waiting list and the processing times for applications; ensure that the working conditions of the people who work in the SAAD are adequate; and introduce improvements in services and benefits that guarantee adequate care for dependent persons, preferably through quality professional services.

At the same time, the commitment is acquired that the Social Dialogue table agrees to proposals for the revision of the Accreditation Agreement for SAAD centers and services, which will be sent for consideration by the Territorial Council. This review will include improvements that reinforce the quality of services; the working conditions of the people who work in them; as well as the adoption of the necessary measures to comply with quality standards, including the possible increase in concert prices linked to the improvement of quality standards in care and employment.

The agreement reached also contemplates that throughout 2021 the professional figure of the Personal Assistant will be regulated, and that at the end of 2022, all dependents with a recognized degree who live at home will have access to the telecare service, which will pass to be considered a "subjective right" linked to the condition of dependency.

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CEOE's Digital Society and European Union committees have met jointly to address key elements of the European digitization strategy

The study Status of the Data Government in Spain, carried out by the Community Club Chief Data Officer (CDO) Spain and Latam in 2020, concludes: “Companies have understood the importance of data as one of our most valuable assets … But reality shows us that data, capabilities and fundamentals in analytics that we need for the new era of digitization has a wide path of improvement. "

CEOE Campus joins Club CDO Spain and Latam to respond to this need with the course Keys in Data Management and Strategy, which will start next March 1, 2021. It is a training itinerary of 10 sessions that will help participants to know the impact of a advanced data management, acquire a comprehensive vision of the keys to develop a data strategy, learn to make a initial diagnostic of the organization's situation and understand what to do to monetize the data. The methodology of the program is an aspect differential as it is based on exclusive pedagogical tools, a practical approach and the experience of the Club Chief Data Officer of Spain and Latam.

A joint commitment of CEOE Campus and Club CDO España and Latam

This training proposal is the result of the agreement signed between CEOE Campus and Club Chief Data Officer Spain and Latam, by which both entities work together to develop training programs in everything related to data.

CEOE Campus is the CEOE Business School, which seeks to help companies grow through people, through disruptive methodologies, the best academic partners and experts in each area of ​​action: digitization, leadership and diversity, sustainability and healthy business, among others.

CDO Club Spain and Latam is an exclusive space for networking and exchange of Chief Data Officers to transform the culture of data in Spanish companies, of which the CDOs of the main companies in our country are part.

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Meeting on the implications of the end of the transitional period on trade in goods and services with the United Kingdom

A 'Meeting on the implications of the end of the transitional period on trade in goods and services with the United Kingdom' was held, a meeting organized by CEOE in coordination with the Embassy of the United Kingdom in Spain, with the participation of several representatives of the British Government, such as Bill Murray, Head of the Economy and Public Policy of the United Kingdom Embassy in Spain, who has spoken about the provision of services, specifically about financial services, public procurement, mobility and mutual recognition of qualifications professionals.

For her part, Julia Held, from the Directorate of Trade Negotiations and Investments, of the Department of Commercial, Energy and Industrial Strategy, has addressed regulatory matters for the different types of goods. Margaret Whitby of the Border and Protocol Delivery Group spoke on the new customs procedures. Finally, Blanca Gray, from the Directorate of the future immigration and borders system of the Home Office (British Ministry of the Interior), dealt with the mobility of people, both workers, students and visitors, and the new migratory system by points.

This meeting represents a great opportunity to learn about the new British procedures and scenarios that companies will have to face at the end of the transitional period, as well as to convey to the representatives of the United Kingdom Embassy the main concerns of the business sector.

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YE. King Felipe VI receives in audience the members of Eurodefense-Spain on the occasion of its 25th anniversary

YE. King Felipe VI has received in audience at the Royal Palace of Madrid the members of Eurodefense-Spain, led by its president, Gabriel del Toro, and the director of the Higher Center for National Defense Studies (CESEDEN), Francisco de Paula Bisbal, on the occasion of the celebration of the XXV anniversary of the creation of this organization dedicated to the study and reflection on issues related to security and defense.

The members of the delegation have presented to the monarch their vision of the current situation, and have presented the main objectives of the organization for the year that now begins.

The Eurodefense-Spain association was born in 1995 by a collaboration agreement signed between CEOE and CESEDEN. It is part of the European network of Eurodefense, which currently includes associations from 14 countries of the European Union plus the United Kingdom, and its components include diplomats and senior officers of the three armies, in situations other than active duty, as well as businessmen and university professors, among other professionals.

Within the framework of the European Eurodefense network, Eurodefense-Spain is the leading association of the Mediterranean Observatory and the Migration Observatory. The main purposes of the organization are the promotion of the spirit of national security and defense and the promotion of knowledge by Spanish society of matters related to this area, as well as the presence and contribution of Spain to the needs of European security and defense . In addition, the association seeks to deepen the studies aimed at the development of the Common Security and Defense Policy of the European Union; reflect on the situation of the Spanish defense industry to support its development; as well as to become a forum for meeting and discussing these issues for study at the national level and within the framework of the Eurodefense network.

CEOE, through the Spanish Association of Defense, Security, Aeronautics and Space Technology Companies (TEDAE) which integrates, supports and values ​​the Spanish companies that are part of the Spanish defense industry, technologically leading companies, competitive and have great international prestige.

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Message from Spain to 2021

Message from Spain to 2021

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