Rösler meets with European Commission Vice-President Tajani: further improving framework conditions for industry
Federal Minister of Economics and Technology Dr. Philipp Rösler today met with the Vice-President of the European Commission and Commissioner for Industry and Entrepreneurship, Antonio Tajani, in Berlin. The talks focused on an exchange of opinions on a modern industrial policy for more growth and employment in Europe.
Federal Minister Rösler said: "I am very pleased that the European Commission with Vice-President Tajani has put industrial policy at the top of its political agenda. Open markets, leadership in the field of innovative future-oriented technologies and reasonable production conditions are the key to an industrial policy that provides a stimulus for growth and creates jobs in Europe. Germany has a strong industrial base. In order to strengthen it in view of growing international competition, we must ensure adequate framework conditions especially in Europe. This applies to all industrial sectors including the energy-intensive industries. Therefore I count on the European Commission believing that it will live up to its responsibility and make possible a compensation for electricity price rises due to emissions trading for energy-intensive industries."
In connection with specific details of the industrial policy, Federal Minister Rösler and Commission Vice-President Tajani also discussed matters regarding raw materials supply, framework conditions for Europe's car industry and the development of common standards in the field of electric mobility.