European Commission publishes EU Industry Policy Strategy

On 13 September 2017, the Commission launched a Communication on “Investing in a smart, innovative and sustainable Industry”.

The publication of the EU Industry Policy Strategy, highlighted in the State of the Union address of Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, follows the calls from a joint declaration written by a large range of industry associations FEFAC is part of. The Industry Policy Strategy mentions the importance of the Circular Economy Action Plan and the implementation of the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals as means to boost competitiveness and sustainable growth.