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Communication [...] Implementing the Community Lisbon Programme: A policy framework to strengthen EU manufacturing - towards amore integrated approach for industrial policy COM(2005) 474 final

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Abstract

In setting out its renewed Action Programme for Growth and Employment, the Commission declared its commitment to focussing the renewed Lisbon Strategy on growth and employment. To do this the EU�s priorities were declared to be:
- Making Europe a more attractive place to invest and work
- Putting knowledge and innovation at the heart of European growth
- Shaping policies to allow businesses to create more and better jobs.
This Communication on industrial policy was announced under the Community Lisbon Programme of July 2005 and represents an important contribution to the achievement of these objectives. The health of manufacturing industry is essential for Europe�s ability to grow. Whilst it is currently undergoing important changes and facing major challenges, it needs a favourable business environment to continue to develop and prosper.
The main role of industrial policy is to provide the right framework conditions for enterprise development and innovation in order to make the EU an attractive place for industrial investment and job creation. It is evident that it is primarily private sector businesses that create economic growth, not the public sector. Businesses have the responsibility to develop their products and processes and to improve skills in order to unlock new markets and find new opportunities resulting from technological developments and internationalisation. In exploiting such opportunities, corporate social responsibility and sustainable development play a key role.

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Record Number: 7251 / Last updated on: 2006-03-20
Category: COM DOCUMENT
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