Navigation path

Login   |   Register
 

Advanced search Search in:    Audio    Photo    Video    Shotlist


OR









Joint press conference by Antonio Tajani and Máire Geoghegan-Quinn on the outcome of the Innovation Union Scoreboard

58 views

On 26 March 2013, Antonio Tajani, Vice-President of the EC in charge of Industry and Entrepreneurship, and Máire Geoghegan-Quinn, Member of the EC in charge of Research, Innovation and Science, gave a joint press conference in Brussels to present the latest Innovation Union Scoreboard report (IUS) that benchmarks EU Member States' innovation performance and potential. Ranking the Member States according to their performance, the IUS 2013 showed that innovation performance in the EU has improved year on year in spite of the continuing economic crisis, but the innovation divide between Member States is widening. While the most innovative countries have further improved their performance, others have shown a lack of progress. The overall ranking within the EU remains relatively stable, with Sweden at the top, followed by Germany, Denmark and Finland. Estonia, Lithuania and Latvia are the countries that have most improved since last year. Drivers of innovation growth in the EU include SMEs and the commercialisation of innovations, together with excellent research systems. However the fall in business and venture capital investment over the years 2008-2012 has negatively influenced innovation performance.
LINK INFO PRESS MEMO

Type: EbS   Reference: I-077104   Date: 26/03/2013   Duration: 31:18
To download, please log in



Related media

Joint press conference by Antonio Tajani, Vice-President of the EC, and Máire ...
Ref: P-022958/00-01
Date: 26/03/2013
Extracts from the joint press conference by Antonio Tajani and Máire ...
Ref: I-077105
Date: 26/03/2013
Joint press conference by Antonio Tajani and Máire Geoghegan-Quinn on the ...
Ref: I-077104
Date: 26/03/2013
Video Player (V2)
Need some help?


Investment plan

Wed 17/12
European Commission - Press release Brussels, 17 December 2014 The European Commission has today finalised its 2014 package of pre-accession assistance programmes to support reforms in countries wishing to join the EU. The funding, totalling EUR 2 billion, comes under the Instrument for Pre-accession Assistance (IPA), and will be available...
Wed 17/12
European Commission - Press release Brussels, 17 December 2014 The European Commission has enlarged the enquiry into the tax ruling practice under EU state aid rules to cover all Member States. The Commission will ask Member States to provide information about their tax ruling practice, in particular to confirm whether...
Wed 17/12
European Commission - Press release Brussels, 17 December 2014 The European Commission has concluded that the sale of the Spanish bank Catalunya Banc to BBVA and the proposed amendments to its original restructuring plan were in line with EU state aid rules.
Wed 17/12
European Commission - Press release Brussels, 17 December 2014 Today, the latest Standard Eurobarometer survey results are published. The Autumn 2014 Standard Eurobarometer is the first EU-wide opinion poll conducted since the Juncker Commission took office on 1 November 2014.
Wed 17/12
European Commission - Daily News Daily News 17 / 12 / 2014 Brussels, 17 December 2014 Statement by President Juncker ahead of the European Council on 18-19 December: Boosting Investment to create Jobs and Growth Speaking at the European Parliament ahead of the European Council tomorrow, President Juncker said: "Two...
Wed 17/12
European Commission - EUROSTAT 17 December 2014 Third quarter of 2014 Annual growth in labour costs down to 1.3% in euro area Stable at 1.4% in EU28   Hourly labour costs rose by 1.3% in the euro area (EA18) and by 1.4% in the EU28 in the third quarter of...
Wed 17/12
European Commission - EUROSTAT 17 December 2014 November 2014 Annual inflation down to 0.3% in the euro area Down to 0.4% in the EU   Euro area annual inflation was 0.3% in November 2014, down from 0.4% in October. A year earlier the rate was 0.9%.
Wed 17/12
European - Statement Commission Strasbourg, 17 December 2014 The European Commission welcomes the political agreement reached today by the European Parliament and the Council on the Commission proposal for a Regulation on Interchange Fees for Card-based Payment Transactions.
Wed 17/12
European Commission - Statement Statement Statement 17 December 2014 "This was a very important decision taken by the Parliament, which provides the resources that are so needed in our economies, so we can fund the competitiveness of Europe, provide jobs to our people, and help families that are in need...
Wed 17/12
European Commission - Statement Statement Statement Strasbourg, 17 December 2014 Two elements stand out when we look ahead to the European Council meeting: First, Europe needs a new approach to investment, and we will have to concentrate on improving the investment climate in Europe.

Go to useful links page Useful links

Go to rss page Go to EU Tube page Go to twitter page Go to facebook page Go to contact page


Credit © European Union, 2014