Next month will see the re-launch of the European industrial policy with the issue of a document called ‘Industrial Policy – a contribution to growth and economic recovery’.
Euractiv has had access to the document which identifies four key pillars: investment in innovation, better market conditions, access to capital, and skills.
Unlike previous industrial policy statements – included within the Lisbon Strategy and the Europe 2020 initiative – it also earmarks six “priority action lines”, specific sectors where it proposes immediate action. Amongst these is sustainable construction.
The theme of Euractiv’s review of the policy generally is “we’ve heard it all before”. Is it going to be any different this time round?