Addressing the members of industriAll Europe’s Executive Committee today, Commissioner Breton expressed confidence in the capacity of European industry to emerge stronger and more resilient from the current crisis.
To achieve this, lessons must be drawn from the crisis, stressed the Commissioner. Several essential pre-conditions for a sustainable recovery are already evident: Europe’s strategic independence, a well-functioning internal market, accompanying Europe’s workforce through the green and digital transition through skills development, differentiated strategies for each industrial ecosystem that consider specific challenges as well as co-designing these strategies in a broad and inclusive dialogue with stakeholders, including trade unions.
While progress has been made in all sectors, however, the country today must also be aware of another type of growth that has been taking place simultaneously: the rise in numbers of redundant or unused electronic devices that lead to the creation of ‘e-waste’.
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