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Innovation Principle should be embedded in EU policy-making

“Alongside the precautionary principle, the EU needs to embed the Innovation Principle in European policy-making to boost innovation and assess the impact of legislation on innovation”, Director General Markus J. Beyrer said today at the Science and Technology Society Forum (STS) hosted by Paul Rübig MEP and the EP’s Science and Technology Options Assessment (STOA) committee. In his speech he also remarked that “we are also looking at ways of making EU-Japan economic relations stronger and better adjusted to 21st-century challenges by concluding an ambitious free-trade agreement. Both Europe and Japan face strong competition from fast-growing economies that challenge our leadership when it comes to research and innovation.” The STS Forum is a Japanese-chaired global organisation, aiming to resolve problems stemming from the application of science and technology.

Last updated: 9 May 2016