In a meeting on September 1, the Commission discussed its plans for EU’s industrial policy that will be presented on October 13. When a few years back a common EU Industrial policy proofed difficult,  because of  recent issues regarding the euro, internal market, and discipline with regards to State Aid in addition to the expected  18% growth  in Asian countries compared to only 2 % in the EU, the winds have changed. Commissioner for Industry, Antonio Tajani indicated five areas as the main focus of the EC :
1. improvement of access to credit especiaaly for SME’s;
2. reinforcement of the internal market;
3. less bureaucracy;
4. better and more sustainable infrastructures for transport and energy;
5. create more synergies between centres of excellence and industry.