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This Communication, which is based on two recent Commission reports*, aims to alert policy makers to the recent under-performance of the EU in labour productivity growth, its causes and its implications for the goals set by the European Council in Lisbon in March 2000 � the Lisbon strategy. It reviews productivity growth against a background of policies that are already in place. It points to the political determination that will be required if the objectives of the Lisbon strategy are to be met.

*European Competitiveness Report 2001, Commission Staff Working Paper, SEC(2001) 1705, 29.10.2001
*European Competitiveness Report 2002, Commission Staff Working Paper, SEC(2002) 528, 21.5.2002

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Record Number: 1821 / Last updated on: 2002-07-11
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