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The Lisbon process has placed competitiveness firmly at the centre of political attention. In February 2005, marking the halfway point in the Lisbon agenda, the Commission presented its new strategy for creating more growth and jobs. This calls for actions to deliver growth and competitiveness and to make Europe a more attractive place to invest and work. It emphasises that entrepreneurial initiative must be stimulated, sufficient venture capital attracted to start up businesses, and a strong European industrial base sustained, while innovation and in particular eco-innovation, the uptake of ICT and the sustainable use of resources should be facilitated.

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Record Number: 6834 / Last updated on: 2005-04-25