On the afternoon of 24 January2018, European Commissioner Elżbieta Bieńkowska, responsible for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs, met with the Industry4Europe delegation. Euromines’ director Corina Hebestreit participated in the meeting as she is the rapporteur for skills and training. The Commissioner highlighted this issue as a top priority. Commissioner Bieńkowska and the coalition are very positive about the work they are doing to implement the EU industrial strategy she proposed in September.
Industry4Europe currently has 126 signatories on its Joint Reaction Paper. The Paper will be disseminated during the next Informal Competitiveness Council (Sofia, 1 February) and the EU Industry Day (Brussels, 22-23 February).