Commissioner delivers keynote address at 2012 Innovation Summit
"It's vital that Member States make the right choices. That's why the new European Semester is so important; it puts national policies under the microscope; it checks their spending priorities; it's a chance to embed innovation more deeply in their thinking."
Brussels, 02 October 2012
Ladies and gentlemen,
I am very happy to be back at the Lisbon Council. It is a true ally of mine, a tireless promoter of innovation policy, and a thought leader in the field.
It was here that I outlined my plans for strengthening EU research and innovation policy after becoming Commissioner for Research, Innovation and Science.
Today is a welcome opportunity to reflect on what has happened since.