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“Survival of the European maritime technology sector depends on the EU”

Brussels - “The European Commission needs to adopt a strong industrial and manufacturing policy based on reciprocity, otherwise our European maritime technology industry won’t survive competition from Asian shipyards,” warned Marian Krzaklewski, rapporteur of the European Economic and Social Committee

Brussels - “The European Commission needs to adopt a strong industrial and manufacturing policy based on reciprocity, otherwise our European maritime technology industry won’t survive competition from Asian shipyards,” warned Marian Krzaklewski, rapporteur of the European Economic and Social Committee, EESC, opinion on the LeaderSHIP strategy, adopted at its plenary session on 19 April.

The EESC urges the Commission to step up the Leadership 2020 strategy’s roll-out and put forward key recommendations for the sector’s new LeaderSHIP 2030 strategy. “Europe needs a specific approach for the shipbuilding and marine equipment manufacturing industry. Like China, the US, Japan and South Korea, European decision-makers must treat it as a strategic sector in Europe’s economy”, underlined co-rapporteur Patrizio Pesci.

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