What is the future of the European industry? How will the EU remain a prominent player at a global level, maintaining at the same time its social cohesion and setting high environmental standards?

Businesses should not take the role of market surveillance authorities and both sides would need to respect each other’s role.

"In 2018, we are celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Single Market and I would be happy if we all start planning the next 25", CECED's Director-General, Paolo Falcioni told the Commissioner for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs, Elżbieta Bieńkowska.

CECED, within the 119-strong #Industry4Europe initiative launched earlier this year, has been supporting the development of a new Joint Response Paper designed to respond to the European Commission's recent communication entitled "investing in a smart, innovative and sustainable industry".

"Creating the conditions that encourage innovation is vitally important"

Bringing together the stakeholders helps create the conditions for progress