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Put competitiveness first

Ten political priorities should lead the new European Commission and President Juncker to improve the investment climate in Europe and encourage job-creating entrepreneurship. BUSINESSEUROPE President Emma Marcegaglia said: 'Europe is at a cross-road and at the beginning of a new European political cycle. President Juncker should give a clear priority to competitiveness, to well-targeted investment, and insist on reforms. This is the best way to bring more work places to the 25 million unemployed people in Europe today.' Director General Markus J. Beyrer added: 'The Juncker Commission should focus on competitiveness and should fully embrace the objective of generating at least 20% of EU GDP in industry by 2020. We need an ambitious trade agenda, better governance and competitive energy prices.'

Last updated: 19 September 2015