The annual European Competitiveness Report uses empirical research to analyse the competitive performance of the EU economy as a whole, as well as specific industries. It also assesses the impact of structural reforms on EU competitiveness and considers the need for further reforms. The report has been published annually, since 1997.
The 2014 report focuses on some of the most important drivers of growth for EU companies. These include access to finance, SME internationalisation, the efficiency of public administration, and innovation throughout the business cycle. The report also dedicates a chapter to energy costs and energy efficiency.
Findings from the 2014 report include:
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