Europacable support for the “Industry4Europe” initiative, calling for an ambitious EU industrial strategy

Europacable supports joint industry initiative supporting the pursuit of an ambitious EU industrial strategy to strengthen Europe´s manufacturing industries, including the wire and cable industry with it´s large footprint across most European Union Member States.

On 13 September, the European Commission presented its Communication “Investing in a smart, innovative and sustainable Industry – A renewed EU Industrial Policy Strategy.” With this Communication, the European Commission put industry back on a high position of Europe´s political Agenda. European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker emphasized this commitment: “I want to make our industry stronger and more competitive and help our industries stay or become the world leader in innovation, digitalisation and decarbonisation.”

The Signatories of this Joint Paper – representing a wide range of industrial sectors from across Europe – have come together to analyse the document and react by identifying the following areas that should be at the heart of any ambitious EU industrial strategy, taking the Communication as starting point:

Focus on

  • Business-Friendly environment and governance
  • Skills & Training
  • Research and Innovation
  • Access to Finance
  • Internal Market
  • Trade and International Market Access
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