Europe urgently needs a common industrial policy as a core of a common strategy for the future. In a race with the United States and Asia will decide in the next five to ten years, Europe's role as a globally relevant industry location. Alone, no country in Europe in the international technology can be race successfully.
Europe's industrial base is good, Europe is technologically strong, has great research capabilities, highly qualified workers and enough funds, if the public and the private, the priorities are set correctly. But Europe is a joint industry lacks political strategy.
As a model of such an approach, we propose the Reform of the triad "Digital-to - Ecological - Social". Contemporary industrial policy of Ukrai shall not be liable to the cost of future generations, or to the detriment of the environment and the climate. You considered good work and social protection as equal objectives. It sets precisely because of the digitization of extensive training.
industrial policy must be based order to be legally and across all industry sectors. You may not engage in Silo-policy for individual sectors. One of their trademarks also a green financial sector, which drives the ecological reconstruction financially.
The principle of Unanimity prevents decisions
We need new answers to pressing competitive developments. The EU would be more capable of action, if you abolish the principle of Unanimity in tax matters. Common minimum tax rates in the EU and appropriate taxation for digital companies. Better depreciation rules for climate-friendly investments are reasonable. For a really fair competition for resources and emissions need to get also finally got a fair price.
Instead of special rules for large corporations it needs a strong antitrust laws and independent antitrust authorities. In the age of Big Data and digital platforms, the data collection and the Integration of different fields of business need to back much stronger in the focus of the antitrust authorities. Similarly, the consumer and the protection of the climate. Europe must not ignore if elsewhere corporate giants to emerge, the European companies put pressure on you.
The "Made in China 2025"strategy and the Chinese shopping tour in Europe can't watch the EU distant. We want to protect strategic infrastructure and therefore support investment screening at the EU level. This must also include structures such as the 5G network. In the external sector, the EU must promote international rules and multilateralism. It would also be the ideal player for a coalition of States committed to human rights and high Social and environmental standards. Without a change of course in EU trade policy, this will not come to that, of course.
Public sector as a driver of innovation
Without the EEG, the international idea would have been competition for non-finite forms of energy, no such recovery. Elsewhere, the state plays an important Initiative role, for example in the case of the American Agency DARPA, which was involved in many pioneering innovations.
The public sector must take initiatives, where else are strategic investments in R&d are missed. EU funding programmes have a Central function. In the area of transport, it is important to promote in addition to the European battery production, hydrogen technology strongly.
In the case of Artificial intelligence, it will be crucial that we combine the power of the national efforts in a European, particularly with regard to cyber security. Overall, any research to be added to Euro of the EU with 10 to twelve Euro from national or regional Budgets, as well as the economy, if we want to compete on an international scale. If the public sector funded innovation, they also have their yields, in part, to clean and mitigate risk. A "Golden share" could make sure of patents that the patent holder be awarded after a protection phase licenses to other developers.
unemployment, must European thought
The industry employs 32 million people in Europe, since 2013, around 1.5 million Jobs have been created. Youth unemployment, for example, but some is still shockingly high. Industrial policy needs to protect and respond to the employee in the case of structural breaks.
Central is the issue of training. A wider Erasmus-Plus-programme for all levels of education, a claim to six months Learning abroad would be meaningful. The community of solidarity, Europe must also ensure a better social protection – in the end by means of a reinsurance of national unemployment insurance systems, and a Fund for the future, the terms of the Investment backlog in many Parts of Europe. The private sector and the state must take the training together, for example via a kind of "dual System plus".
The EU is born out of the industrial-political Alliance of the European coal and steel community. We are convinced that With a modern industrial policy strategy that includes the Sustainable and the Social, is a new force full of awakening.More about
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- Kerstin Andreae's economic policy spokeswoman for the greens in the Bundestag, Reinhard Bütikofer is the industrial policy spokesperson of the Greens/EFA group in the European Parliament, Katharina Dröge is a Parliamentary managing Director and spokesperson for competition and trade policy group of the greens in the Bundestag