Extracts from the joint press conference by José Manuel Barroso, and Antonio Tajani, on the adoption of a Communication 'For a European Industrial Renaissance'
On 22 January 2014, José Manuel Barroso, President of the EC, and Antonio Tajani, Vice-President of the EC in charge of Industry and Entrepreneurship, gave a joint press conference on the adoption of a Communication "For a European Industrial Renaissance". The EC was urging Member States to recognise the central importance of industry for creating jobs and growth and to mainstream industry-related competitiveness concerns across all policy areas.
The Commission also called on the European Council and the EP to adopt proposals on energy, transport, space and digital communications networks as well as implement and enforce legislation to complete the internal market. Furthermore industrial modernisation had to be pursued by investing in innovation, resource efficiency, new technologies, skills and access to finance, accelerated by the use of dedicated EU funds. PHOTOSHOTLISTLINKLINKLINK