EES Live (03/2024)

March 5th, 2024

EES EU Live (03/2024) - The Digital Senators' Briefing  
Video Live Talk with Dr. Ingo Friedrich, President of the European Economic Senate (EES), 
on current European topics.

EU elections 2024: Current  Legislative Projects and Outlook for the New Legislative Period 2024-2029

In the 2019-2024 term of office, which is coming to an end, the European Union has experienced an unprecedented regulatory dynamic. It is obvious that these regulations will lead to more bureaucracy and higher costs. It is not without reason that we are calling on the EU Commission to comprehensively reduce bureaucracy in the coming legislative period.

This makes it all the more important to keep up to date with the EU regulatory landscape and to anticipate upcoming changes in view of the elections in June 2024 in order to be able to take countermeasures at an early stage.

Our speaker Ralph KAMPHÖNER, Head of the Brussels Office | Foreign Trade of the German Textile + Fashion Confederation, has been working in Brussels for more than 20 years and has extensive knowledge of the EU legislative process thanks to his various positions.





President of the European Economic Senate (EES)




Head of Brussels Office | Foreign Trade

Confederation textile +fashion




About “textil+mode”

“textil+mode” is the umbrella organization of the German textile and fashion industry and represents the interests of 1400 member companies. The mostly medium-sized companies, many of them family-run, produce a wide range of products. These include yarns, fabrics, clothing, shoes and leather goods, hygiene and medical textiles, rental and rental linen, textiles for the home, technical textiles for cars, trains and airplanes, for air and water filters, for environmental and air-conditioning technology, lightweight textile construction and special textiles for occupational safety.

The German textile and clothing industry is a global leader with 16 textile research institutes and strong training centres that make an important contribution to sustainability and the circular economy. Around 122,000 employees in Germany generate an annual turnover of around 34 billion euros, 40 percent of which is exported.

As an employers' association, “textil+mode” is responsible for collective bargaining policy and supports its companies professionally, scientifically and at a political level in Berlin and Brussels (source: