In the framework of his Missions for Growth to Italy, Antonio Tajani, Vice-President of the EC in charge of Industry and Entrepreneurship, participated in a conference in Naples on 13 March 2014.
The objective of the conference was to make European companies aware about local opportunities.
Only the original language version is authentic and it prevails in the event of its differing from the translated versions.
||Exterior view: fountain
||Arrival of Antonio Tajani, Vice-President of the EC in charge of Industry and Entrepreneurship
||Soundbite by Antonio Tajani (in ITALIAN) saying that companies want to come and work with companies in Campania and to invest in this beautiful region; this is a message of the Europe that doesn't want to be the Europe of rigidity and sacrifices, but also the Europe that believes in development, that has an industrial policy and a policy supporting the small and medium-sized enterprises; this is the Europe that is convinced that we can get 20% of PIL coming from the manufacturing sector by 2020.
||Person leafing through the conference leaflet
||Soundbite by Antonio Tajani (in ITALIAN) saying that he is convinced that cluster system is the modern system to compete: industry, small and medium-sized enterprises but also universities; without innovation and research we cannot compete globally.
||Woman from the back looking at computer screen
||Soundbite by Antonio Tajani (in ITALIAN) saying that after Naples there is Rome and after Rome there is Brussels, because if a territory wishes to develop itself it must do it in tight collaboration with the European Commission; the constant presence of the Campania region and the quality of this presence for sure would help the growth of Campania; so, 100 billion euro for the industrial policy, 40 billion euro from Horizon 2020 for innovation and research focused on industry only, and 2 and a half billions dedicated to competitiveness of the small and medium-sized enterprises.
||Cutaway of people in the audience
||Soundbite by Antonio Tajani (in ITALIAN) saying that there is a bureaucratic power in Italy and in Europe too representing a burden which will lead many companies to death; that is why it has been decided to proceed with three different legislative proposals at community level:
- three days and 100 euro to start up a company;
- limited time for judicial litigations, because today justice is the very big problem for companies (in Italy 2% of PIL is sucked up by the lengthy and slow process of civil justice);
- approval of authorizations limited to 30 days, which would often prevent from companies to be born or to keep doing their activities freely.
||Person writing notes while listening to intervention
||Soundbite by Antonio Tajani (in ITALIAN) saying that Europe does not only requests sacrifices; Europe is also the beating heart of three million small and medium-sized enterprises and of many industries that can and must develop with the EU's support in the context of a modern and competitive industrial policy.