Commissioner Barnier at the Competitiveness Council
The first Competitiveness Council under the mandate of the Greek EU Presidency will take place in Brussels on 20-21 February 2014. Among other issues, the Council will discuss the priorities identified in the Annual Growth Survey to promote growth and competitiveness, in particular improving the functioning and flexibility of product and services markets. Commissioner Barnier will call on Member States to pursue reforms for competitiveness which support the recovery that is underway. Other topics under discussion will include e-invoicing in public procurement and the proposal for a European Foundation Statute.