Delegates attended from Italy, France, Spain, Germany, UK, Portugal and Hungary, adopting the 2024 Cotance Manifesto as well as re-electing Manuel Rios Navarro as President of the organisation.

The manifesto summarises the main asks to the EU in view of the new legislative term with upcoming European elections and the appointment of a new Commission.

Rios said: “The Manifesto that we have adopted today summarises in three points and 10 measures what our industry needs from Europe. Let’s use it extensively so that our political leaders in the EU and at home understand what we need. We cannot afford more spanners in the works. What we need is support and not attacks!”

You can download the 2024 Cotance Leather Manifesto here.