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A strong Europe based on a strong economy

Industrial policy, trade and investment are key for growth, competitiveness and job creation in Europe and to take the European project forward. This is what BusinessEurope President Emma Marcegaglia and Director General Markus J. Beyrer discussed with the European Parliament President, Antonio Tajani, on 8 March 2017. Presidents Tajani and Marcegaglia and Director General Beyrer agreed on the imperative need for a European industrial policy to attract more investment in Europe.  The European industrial policy should mobilise different tools at national and European level: completion of the single market,  economic governance, structural reforms, trade policy, etc. Free trade based on respect of rules and fair competition is key. Trade is the engine of prosperity for the European companies and citizens, and the EU should remain open to partners willing to share its values and vision about open global trade. President Tajani and President Marcegaglia both underlined that, now more than ever, for the 60th anniversary celebrations of the Treaty of Rome, European unity is needed. Photo copyright: European Union 2017 / EP

Last updated: 9 March 2017