Steel: MEPs to call for new industrial policy 

MEPs are expected to demand a new industrial policy to help the EU steel industry to meet global market challenges and protect its workers, in a non-binding resolution to be voted on Wednesday. The EU steel sector is struggling with declining demand and tough competition from third countries.

At the last plenary session, MEPs debated how to protect the steel industry and workers with Commissioner for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs Elżbieta Bieńkowska.

Some called for a new industrial policy for steel, anti-dumping measures against imports and innovative restructuring of steel producers in Austria, France, Belgium, Greece, Poland, Slovakia, Romania and Italy.

EU steel industry jobs fell from 1 million in 1970 to around 369,000 in 2012.

Procedure: Non-legislative resolution

Procedure Code: 2014/2976(RSP)

Debate: Wednesday, 26 November

Vote: Wednesday 17 December

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