Industry, the EU recognised it as the key for competitiveness

Lena Pavese,, 25.03.2014


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For the first time ever, the European Council has dedicated an entire section of its Conclusions to it, a first important step. An “Industrial Compact” strongly supported by Italy. [...]

It is true, as explained by Janis Emmanouilidis, Director of studies of the European Policy Centre, that “it didn’t offer real measures or a precise, long-term strategic plan.” Yet, “a clear message has been sent: industry is a key element for European competitiveness,” he added.

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