Commissioner delivers speech to ITRE Committee, European Parliament on "An Innovation Union for Sustainable Growth and a Fairer and Greener Society"
Innovation is the key to building sustainable growth and fairer and greener societies and I very much hope that President Barroso and I will find strong backing in the European Parliament for making the Innovation Union a reality
ITRE Committee of the European Parliament
Brussels, 25 October 2010
Mr Chairman, Members of the ITRE committee,
I want to thank you for this opportunity to meet you this afternoon. I would like to give you an overview of the European Commission Work Programme for 2011 in the area of Research, Innovation and Science and to present the Innovation Union Flagship Initiative that was adopted by the European Commission on October 6th last.