1. Securing stability • Banking Union • European Semester • Economic and Monetary Union – the next steps • 2. Investing in sustainable jobs and growth • A Single Market of the future • The next generation: tackling youth unemployment • Channeling the EU’s future financing for jobs and growth • Smart and sustainable growth • 3. Europe and the world • Sustaining and supporting peace, security and democracy • Fighting global poverty and hunger • New markets for European exporters • Renewed leadership on climate change Work Plan Irish Presidency
Services: provision of services across borders, recognition of professional qualifications; • Customs: customs controls and formalities, classification of goods, custom tariffs; • Employment and Social Affairs: co-ordination and transferability of social rights, health & safety at work, organisation of working time, social security schemes, free movement of workers, posting of workers; • Energy: energy supply, energy efficiency, renewable energy; • Product safety: use of standards, demonstrating conformity in the absence of a harmonised standard, conformity assessment procedures, conformity assessment involving a conformity assessment body, EU declaration of conformity, CE marking rules, information/labelling/traceability obligations, controls / Inspections; • Environment: tackling climate change, air quality/pollutants, biotechnology, nature and biodiversity, chemicals, industrial environmental audit, eco-labelling, noise, waste, water; • Business environment: public procurement, company law, intellectual and industrial property, data protection; • Taxation: VAT, excise duties, other indirect taxes, Direct taxes; • Consumer protection: safe shopping, electronic commerce, legal redress and settlement of disputes, food safety, animal and plant health; • Transport: transport of goods/ passengers, road transport, maritime / inland waterway transport, combined/ other transport modes. Consultation with SMEs, “Which are the TOP10 EU most burdensome legislative acts for SMEs?"
Goal: • Industry approach 20% of GDP 2020 • Increase trade in goods in the internal market to 25% of GDP by 2020 • 25% of SMEs to engage in markets outside Europe in the medium-term New industrial revolution
Investment in innovation - providing the right framework conditions with a focus on six priority areas • Better market conditions – improvements in the functioning of the Internal Market and opening up international markets • Access to capital – mobilising public resources and unlocking private funds • Human capital and skills – equipping labour force for industrial transformations Key elements of a new industrial revolution
Advanced Manufacturing Technologies • Global market to double to over €750 billion by 2020 • EU world leader: 35% market share; 50% patents • Key Enabling Technologies • Expected global market of € 1 trillion in 2015 (8% EU GDP) • EU world leader: 30% patents but have to improve moving from research to commercialisation • Bio-based Economy • EU bio-based chemical products alone expected to grow by over 5% per year to € 40 billion in 2020 Priorities cutting across all industry sectors –1
Sustainable Industry and Construction • Energy used in buildings = 40% of EU energy consumption • New investments into energy efficiency of buildings tom reach €25-35 billion by 2020 • Clean vehicles • Alternative fuels and powertrains to change mobility: plug-in electric vehicles and hybrids @ 7% market share in 2020 • Smart Grids • By 2020, the EU will need to invest ca. €60 billion in smart grids rising to €480 billion by 2035 Priorities cutting across all industry sectors –2
Initiatives to align rules and cut the costs of VAT compliance through a single declaration; A legislative proposal to make e-invoicing mandatory for public procurement Initiatives to update and simplify the rules for the circulation of products in the single market Intensified work on standards, certification and labels; More effective Single marketCommissionswork plan 2013
Public-private partnerships with the EU budget to drive a common approach to key strategic sectors • Pharmaceuticals • Air traffic management • Nanotechnology • Initiative on energy technologies and innovation to deliver a sustainable, secure and competitiveenergy system • Proposing a series of major reforms to modernise state aid • Modernise our approach to intellectual property rights to ensure that it is effective and consumer-friendly in the digital world. Industrial policy initiativesCommissionwork plan 2013
PMI index “…the surveys at least bring some substance to the belief that the worst is over and that a return to growth is in sight for the region in 2013.” Chris Williamson, Chief Economist, Markit
Impact of the Economic Crisis •3 million industrial jobs lost since crisis started •Industrial production 10% lower than pre-crisis •Consumer and business confidence very low •Decline in manufacturing and competitiveness
Agreement to extend the Kyoto Protocol to 2020 • Endorsed by 195 nations • Recognition of the plight poorer countries face from the ravages of climate change • Pledge from rich nations that they will receive funds to repair “loss and damage” • No new targets for reducing global greenhouse gas emissions • No binding plan to keep global temperature rise to no more than 2 degrees Celsius were announced Conclusionsafter Doha
Provide a long-term perspective on how the EU will move ahead from its 2020 targets to continue the trajectory towards a low-carbon economy through a comprehensive framework for the period to 2030 Frame a new strategy on adaptation to climate change to make Europe more resilient Review the waste legislation, to look at how new markets and better recycling can contribute to growth Adapt the EU policy framework for air quality 8e. Energy policyCommission working programme 2013
Fragging in the US and Canada has broughtcheapcoalon the worldmarket Momentaryslowdown of transition away from coal in Europe Tendcency not expected to last due to growingdemand from emergingeconomies – China, India Sustainabilitychallenged by Fragging
Connie Hedegaard: “In Doha, we have crossed the bridge from the old climate regime to the new system…We are now our way to the 2015 global deal” Obama: ”We will respond to the threat of climate change, knowing that the failure to do so would betray our children and future generations…America cannot resist this transition; we must lead it” Whatnow?
Do wewaituntilafter the crisis? Or support for tighter emission targets? • Do we still disagree? – yes!! Possibleinitiatives • Carbonneutrality 2030? • Green growth – green jobs • Energy efficiency • Recycling • Biomass • Wood – as sustainableresource in the Nordic countries • Straw • Industrial regain and recycling of energy from waste • Paper of goodexamples IN initiatives for sustainabilityDiscussion – conclusions