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  • A European initiative for growth: Investing in networks and knowledge for growth and employment. Interim Report to the European Council. Communication from the Commission. COM(2003) 579 final


The Commission, with its present proposal for an Initiative for Growth, highlights and promotes certain key elements within the Lisbon Strategy for putting Europe back on track towards strong sustained growth and greater cohesion. The Commission proposes to boost private investment in support of networks and knowledge, by setting the appropriate Community regulatory framework, inviting Member States to continue refocusing their public expenditure, and making the best use of existing Community funding in support of a common programme of specific growth- and job-enhancing investments in physical and human capital and knowledge.

In this interim report, the Commission:
- recalls the scope, scale and potential impact of the investment required;
- reports on progress seen on individual actions;
- sets out recommendations for the October European Council.

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Record Number: 5487 / Last updated on: 2005-09-26