Industry matters - Recommendations for an industrial compact
At the flagship conference "Industry matters" on 28 January 2014 in Brussels, President Emma Marcegaglia presented BUSINESSEUROPE’s blueprint for a comprehensive EU industrial strategy, setting out the key policy drivers that will make European industry more competitive in an ever tougher global environment. Endorsed by business leaders from all EU countries and presented to the Presidents of all three EU institutions, this critical action plan identifies seven areas where innovative EU policy measures and active reform can deliver growth, attract inward investment and encourage the re-shoring of jobs and activities lost to other more competitive world regions in recent years. BUSINESSEUROPE President Emma Marcegaglia called on the EU’s political leaders to look outward at the global picture when considering Europe’s industrial future, urging them to take swift political action on industrial competitiveness. The blueprint draws on a comprehensive report – "Industry as a growth engine in the global economy" – (.pdf/ 3.12 MB) undertaken by IW Consult and IW Köln for BUSINESSEUROPE.