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The electronics and information technology industry: Council conclusion

At its session of 29 April 1991 on industry, the Council of the European Communities considered, inter alia, a Commission Communication on the European electronics and information technology industry (SEC(91) 565). Underlining the economic and industrial importance of the sect...

At its session of 29 April 1991 on industry, the Council of the European Communities considered, inter alia, a Commission Communication on the European electronics and information technology industry (SEC(91) 565). Underlining the economic and industrial importance of the sector, the Council draws attention to: The effect of the internal market on demand and on conditions of competition; access to markets and technologies by European enterprises, particularly SMEs; the need to consider user interests; competitivity at world level (requesting the Commission to carry out studies of international market distortion, conditions of access to technology, investment, distribution networks); increased cooperation between European enterprises via targeted, pre competitive RTD programmes and projects; the need for enterprises to take responsible steps to benefit from Community efforts. The Council asks the Commission to deepen its analysis and to propose as speedily as possible initiatives and measures which may be taken.