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EP President Supports a Comprehensive EU Industrial Policy Strategy

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Internal Policies and EU Institutions

The President of the European Parliament, Antonio Tajani, and Commissioner for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs, Elżbieta Bieńkowska, met today to discuss the importance of her portfolio in promoting jobs and growth.

Tajani and Bieńkowska share the view on the need for a comprehensive industrial policy for Europe. 

“I strongly support the work of Commissioner Bieńkowska in designing a new industrial strategy for Europe, attracting more investment while strengthening our industrial base.”

They also agree on the great potential of the digital single market in boosting innovation and competitiveness.

“This is key - said Tajani - for a modern industrial policy, together with the full completion of the single market for goods, services, capital and energy”.

In view of the recently adopted Rome Declaration, the President and the Commissioner stressed the importance to continue efforts to achieve an EU internal market for defence, as well as a common research and defence industry.

“Through increasing interoperability and economies of scale, we will improve operational effectiveness and deliver savings. This is a necessary step towards a common defence,” Tajani added.

European Parliament President concluded that, “Citizens want Europe to work more for growth and jobs. For this, we should increase investment to support the real economy. It is a priority that should be clearly reflected in the next EU financial framework”.

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