Industry for Europe, a movement composed of 92 European industry associations, including Hydrogen Europe, have published a Joint Declaration for an ambitious EU industrial strategy. The European manufacturing industry, representing a large range of sectors has called on the European Commission to:
– Reaffirm its commitment to reaching the target of 20% of GDP from industry, with an ambitious and realistic timeline;
– Adopt an Action Plan to tackle the challenges that the industrial sectors are facing, in the framework of a Communication that would include concrete steps and milestones; and
– Commit to implement this Action Plan in a timely manner and regularly report on progress.
Member states and the European Parliament clearly stated their full support for a strong European industrial strategy via the European Council Conclusions calling to strengthen and modernize the EU’s industrial base (15 December 2016) and the Parliament Resolution on the need for a European reindustrialization policy (5 October 2016).