State of the Union 2017: Commission presents strategy for a smart, innovative and sustainable industry

The Commission today presented a renewed EU Industrial Policy Strategy for a world leading industry in innovation, digitisation and decarbonisation. Industry is at the heart of the Juncker Commission’s political priorities since the beginning of the mandate. Now the Commission brings together all horizontal and sector-specific initiatives to support industry into a comprehensive strategy. The strategy announces new initiatives in the areas of circular economy, mobility, intellectual property, public procurement, skills and sustainable finance, in addition to the proposals on trade, investment screening, cybersecurity and data announced by President Juncker in his State of the Union address on 13 September. It also clarifies the tasks ahead for all actors involved and sets out the fora – an annual Industry Day, the first edition of which took place in February 2017, and a High Level Industrial Roundtable – that will allow in particular industry and civil society to steer industrial policy actions in the future. For more information on today’s Industrial Policy Strategy see related press release, factsheets on the Strategy and Key Commission initiatives and stockshots on European industry. The press conference with Vice-President Katainen and Commissioner Bieńkowska held today in Brussels can be watched on EbS.