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The next Committee Meeting will be held on Wednesday, 5 November 2014 (9.00 - 12.30 & 15.00 - 18.30) and Thursday, 6 November 2014 (9.00 - 12.30 & 15.00 - 18.30) in JAN 2Q2.
 
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Study on 'How can European industry contribute to growth and foster European competitiveness?'
 
 

   
 
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EU Commissioners-designate hearings

Between 29 September and 7 October, ITRE will be involved in hearings with the Commissioner-designates who will be dealing with policies in ITRE's remit:
 
- Günther OETTINGER (Germany) for Digital Economy and Society, 29 September 2014, 18:30-21:30, JAN 4Q2
- Carlos MOEDAS (Portugal) for Research, Science and Innovation, 30 September 2014, 9:00-12:00, JAN 2Q2
- Miguel ARIAS CANETE (Spain) for Climate Action and Energy, 1 October 2014, 18:00-21:00, JAN 4Q2
- Elżbieta BIEŃKOWSKA (Poland) for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs, 2 October 2014, 13:30-16:30, JAN 4Q2
- Alenka BRATUSEK (Slovenia), Vice-President-Designate of the Commission for Energy Union, 6 October 2014, 14:30-17:30, JAN 4Q2
- Jyrki KATAINEN (Finland) for Jobs, Growth, Investment and Competitiveness, 7 October 2014, 10:00-13:00, JAN 4Q2
 
ITRE is also the associated committee in the following Commissioner-designate hearings:
- Maros SEFCOVIC (Slovakia) for Transport and Space, 30 September 2014, 18:00-21:00, JAN 4Q2
- Tibor NAVRACSICS (Hungary) for Education, Culture, Youth and Citizenship, 1 October 2014, 18:00-21:00, JAN 2Q2
- Andrus ANSIP (Estonia), Vice-President-Designate of the Commission for Digital Single Market, 6 October 2014, 18:30-21:30, JAN 2Q2
 
Each hearing is scheduled to last three hours, during which the commissioner-designate will hold an opening speech and then answer questions posed by committee members.
 
Follow the hearings of the Commissioner-designates online.

   
 
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Presentation and responsibilities
 
Committee responsible for:
1. the Union’s industrial policy and related measures, and the application of new technologies, including measures related to SMEs;
2. the Union’s research and innovation policy, including science and technology as well as the dissemination and exploitation of research findings;
3. European space policy;
4. the activities of the Joint Research Centre, the European Research Council, the European Institute of Innovation and Technology and the Institute for Reference Materials and Measurements, as well as JET, ITER and other projects in the same area;
5. Union measures relating to energy policy in general and in the context of the establishment and functioning of the internal energy market, including measures relating to:
(a) the security of energy supply in the Union,
(b) the promotion of energy efficiency and energy saving and the development of new and renewable forms of energy,
(c) the promotion of interconnection of energy networks and energy efficiency including the establishment and development of trans-European networks in the energy infrastructure sector;
6. the Euratom Treaty and Euratom Supply Agency; nuclear safety, decommissioning and waste disposal in the nuclear sector;
7. the information society, information technology and communications networks and services, including technologies and security aspects and the establishment and development of trans-European networks in the telecommunication infrastructure sector as well as the activities of the European Union Agency for Network and Information Security (ENISA).
 
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Welcome words
 
 

With reindustrialization as the overarching aim, the ITRE Committee will have four priority areas on which to concentrate.
 
First of all, we must ensure that EU’s legal and economic framework enables the European industrial sector to become more innovative. This will require adapting and mobilizing EU’s R&D and education programs to effectively respond to the actual needs of the industry.
 
Secondly, EU’s policies must boost the development and growth of European small and medium-sized enterprises. Helping strengthen SMEs is as much about financing, as about openness of research programs, skills-development training schemes, or fiscal legislation.
 
Our third priority area is to build a true European digital market. It is about the advantages of scale of a European market to lower the costs and drive the innovativeness of Europe’s businesses. Both ITRE and the Parliament as a whole can show a very good record in this field – and we will still go further, with new legislation.
 
Last, but perhaps most importantly, exploiting the full potential of EU’s common energy policy will be a fundamental priority for us. Only with secure energy can we make our economy globally competitive and avoid economic decline.
 
Our aim is to bring the European economy back on the growth track, and to do so in a sustainable way. We want to make Europe a better place to live.