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Policy support for EU industries

(BRUSSELS)

The President of the European Commission (EC) has unveiled plans to help European industries succeed in the age of acceleration.

Unveiling the European Union’s (EU) strategy on industrial policy today, Jean-Claude Juncker said he wants to advance policies that secure the continent’s competitive edge as a centre of innovation.

“The new Industrial Policy Strategy we are presenting today will help our industries stay or become the world leader in innovation, digitisation and decarbonisation,” the EC President said.

Highlights of the strategy include measures to ‘better protect industry and public authorities against cyber threats’.

“A European Cybersecurity Research and Competence Centre will support the development of industrial capabilities. A new EU Cybersecurity Agency will assist Member States in dealing with cyber attacks and will support an EU-wide certification scheme for products and services, recognised in all Member States,” the strategy document says.

And a regulation has also been proposed to enable the ‘free flow of non-personal data that will enable data to circulate freely across borders, helping to modernise industry and create a truly common European data space’.

Read more on the plans here.

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