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EU competitiveness ministers to discuss Europe’s industrial policy and competitiveness

Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment 18.11.2020 9.00
Press release
Ministeri Mika Lintilä.

The EU ministers responsible for competitiveness will discuss the future of European industrial policy at an informal video meeting on 19 November 2020. The three key themes of reform are digitalisation, carbon reduction and capacity to change. Minister of Economic Affairs Mika Lintilä will represent Finland at the meeting.

Minister of Economic Affairs Mika Lintilä will attend a video conference of EU competitiveness ministers responsible for the internal market and industrial policy on 19 November 2020. The meeting will discuss how the economic recovery can be used to reform industry. The aim is to strengthen cooperation at European level, promote the green transition for the reform of industry and improve the competitiveness of businesses at the same time.

At the meeting, ministers will hold an exchange of views on “Making the most of recovery: A more dynamic, resilient and competitive European industry through investments in the green transformation”. The ministers will also receive information about the new consumer agenda and the annual report of the SME envoys network to the Competitiveness Council. In addition, Portugal will present the work programme for its upcoming Presidency.

“It is important to closely involve industry and companies in the planning and creation of measures that lead to ambitious targets in climate protection, digitalisation and sustainability. With these measures, we can ensure that companies can benefit from growth and business opportunities while striving towards these targets,” says Minister Mika Lintilä.

As a result of the coronavirus pandemic, the ability of European industry to react to changing circumstances and crises – that is, strengthening resilience – has become an important reform theme along with digitalisation and carbon reduction.

Inquiries:
Nina Alatalo, Adviser to the Minister (EU and international affairs), Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment, tel. +358 29 504 7171
Anita Silanterä, Chief Specialist, Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment, tel. +358 29 504 7256
Taru Löyttymäki, Senior Specialist, Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment, tel. +358 29 504 7177

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