EU Industry Commissioner Antonio Tajani met with ministers in charge of industry on 19 February identifying green technologies as a strategic medium-term perspective for the industry to  improve its competitiveness. “A European strategy on Clean and Energy-Efficient Cars should be developed and implemented that sets out the necessary actions to encourage market introduction of green vehicles, including electric cars,” the Commission said in a statement, issued after the informal meeting. The communication should be published in time for a meeting of EU Competitveness Council on May 25-26, 2010.  According to EU officials the strategy will be technology neutral but will include hydrogen and biofuels. The Cars 21 initiative will be re established and focus on green car developments.