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2020/2076(INI) A New Industrial Strategy for Europe

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RoleCommitteeRapporteurShadows
Lead ITRE CALENDA Carlo (icon: S&D S&D) BERENDSEN Tom (icon: EPP EPP), GRUDLER Christophe (icon: Renew Renew), BORCHIA Paolo (icon: ID ID), BLOSS Michael (icon: Verts/ALE Verts/ALE), TOBISZOWSKI Grzegorz (icon: ECR ECR), BOTENGA Marc (icon: GUE/NGL GUE/NGL)
Committee Opinion INTA BUCHHEIT Markus (icon: ID ID) Nicola DANTI (icon: RE RE), Yannick JADOT (icon: Verts/ALE Verts/ALE), Emmanuel MAUREL (icon: GUE/NGL GUE/NGL), Miroslav ČÍŽ (icon: S&D S&D), Geert BOURGEOIS (icon: ECR ECR), Jörgen WARBORN (icon: PPE PPE)
Committee Opinion EMPL CAÑAS Jordi (icon: Renew Renew) Lukas MANDL (icon: PPE PPE), Marc BOTENGA (icon: GUE/NGL GUE/NGL), Beata SZYDŁO (icon: ECR ECR), Kim VAN SPARRENTAK (icon: Verts/ALE Verts/ALE), Lina GÁLVEZ MUÑOZ (icon: S&D S&D), Elena LIZZI (icon: ID ID)
Committee Opinion ENVI LANCINI Danilo Oscar (icon: ID ID) Alessandra MORETTI (icon: S&D S&D), Manuel BOMPARD (icon: GUE/NGL GUE/NGL), Jutta PAULUS (icon: Verts/ALE Verts/ALE), Susana SOLÍS PÉREZ (icon: RE RE), Pietro FIOCCHI (icon: ECR ECR), Sunčana GLAVAK (icon: PPE PPE)
Committee Opinion IMCO BIELAN Adam (icon: ECR ECR) Kateřina KONEČNÁ (icon: GUE/NGL GUE/NGL), Rasmus ANDRESEN (icon: Verts/ALE Verts/ALE), Markus BUCHHEIT (icon: ID ID), Vlad-Marius BOTOŞ (icon: RE RE), Dan-Ştefan MOTREANU (icon: PPE PPE), Marc ANGEL (icon: S&D S&D)
Committee Opinion REGI PENKOVA Tsvetelina (icon: S&D S&D) Alexandra GEESE (icon: Verts/ALE Verts/ALE), Niyazi KIZILYÜREK (icon: GUE/NGL GUE/NGL), Susana SOLÍS PÉREZ (icon: RE RE), Isabel BENJUMEA BENJUMEA (icon: PPE PPE), Mathilde ANDROUËT (icon: ID ID), Elżbieta KRUK (icon: ECR ECR)
Committee Opinion PECH KARLESKIND Pierre (icon: Renew Renew) Francisco José MILLÁN MON (icon: PPE PPE), Ruža TOMAŠIĆ (icon: ECR ECR), Francisco GUERREIRO (icon: Verts/ALE Verts/ALE)
Committee Opinion JURI LEBRETON Gilles (icon: ID ID) Emmanuel MAUREL (icon: GUE/NGL GUE/NGL), Angelika NIEBLER (icon: PPE PPE), Viktor USPASKICH (icon: RE RE), Tiemo WÖLKEN (icon: S&D S&D), Kosma ZŁOTOWSKI (icon: ECR ECR)
Lead committee dossier:
Legal Basis:
RoP 54

Events

2020/11/25
   EP - Text adopted by Parliament, single reading
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2020/11/25
   EP - Decision by Parliament, 1st reading/single reading
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2020/11/23
   EP - Debate in Parliament
2020/10/22
   EP - Committee report tabled for plenary, single reading
Details

The Committee on Industry, Research and Energy adopted an own-initiative report by Carlo CALENDA (S&D, IT) on a new industrial strategy for Europe.

The report stresses that the European Union needs a new industrial strategy in line with the objective of climate neutrality by 2050 at the latest, with a view to supporting the dual ecological and digital transition while maintaining and creating quality jobs. The strategy should also strengthen Europe's global leadership and reduce the Union's dependence on other parts of the world in strategic value chains by avoiding the relocation of European industries while preserving an open market.

This updated strategy should take into account two main and interlinked phases: one aimed at consolidating jobs, reactivating production and adapting it to a post-COVID ‘new normal’, and a second phase aimed at reconstruction and transformation.

Recovery phase

Members consider the Next Generation EU initiative as the cornerstone of the first phase of the Union's industrial recovery from COVID-19. They called on the Commission to ensure the swift implementation of the fund and called for Parliament to be fully involved in the decision-making and implementation process.

For an efficient concentration of the EUR 750 billion at the beginning of the period, Next Generation EU should:

- include targets for social, sustainable and digital investments;

- particularly target SMEs, which have been hardest hit by the COVID-19 crisis, and support their access to finance;

- take into account the specificities of Member States, which have been affected by the crisis in different ways;

- distribute financial aid among the different industrial ecosystems, ensuring that it supports businesses that contribute to long-term growth and have a high potential for economic recovery;

- support national fiscal schemes that encourage private sector participation and allow companies to convert part of their loans into equity;

- give preference to companies that commit to transparency, ensure visibility of EU funding, and put in place systems that encourage worker participation in company matters.

The report welcomed the measures taken by the EU to help Member States finance short-time working arrangements and maintain employment during the COVID crisis. However, Members stressed that state aid should only be granted to companies facing the immediate effects of the pandemic and that the loosening of state aid rules should be time-limited.

The productive ecosystems dealt the harshest blows by the pandemic, such as the tourism and aviation industries, should be granted greater, non-repayable support and benefit longer from the special State aid scheme.

The commission is called upon to support European and national programmes encouraging the increase of equity capital in companies and to facilitate recovery.

Reconstruction and transformation phase

Members believe it is necessary to maintain the Recovery Fund as a Reconstruction and Transformation Fund to support the environmental and digital transition while strengthening the long-term competitiveness and resilience of society and the economy. The Just Transition Fund would be a major tool to facilitate this dual transition.

The Commission is invited to stimulate domestic demand and long-term growth in the Union by attracting more investment, both public and private, in research and innovation, in the development of new sustainable and digital technologies, including in labour-intensive industries, in new networks and infrastructure projects compatible with the objectives of the Green PURPOSE for Europe, in energy and resource efficiency and in the circular economy.

Stressing the key role of the digital sector in transforming industry, Members called on the Commission to establish a single European digital and data environment.

The Commission is also invited to: (i) adopt a clear approach to market definition in competition cases in different industrial sectors, (ii) review EU antitrust rules, (iii) regularly assess the competitiveness of different sectors of EU industry compared to its main global competitors, and (iv) act swiftly if adjustments to EU rules are needed.

International context

Members called for the recovery plan to include concrete measures to attract industries to Europe, to increase the relocation and diversification of European industries with regard to their strategic importance and, from a climate-neutral perspective, to shorten and diversify supply chains.

Recognising that the COVID-19 crisis risks leading to a rise in economic nationalism and protectionism, Members called on the Commission to:

- defend an open and rules-based multilateral trading system that: (i) is consistent with global efforts to curb climate change and biodiversity loss and with the EU's high environmental and social standards, (ii) improves the access of European businesses to international markets and (iii) prevents powerful international players from abusing their market power;

- immediately propose a temporary ban on foreign takeovers of European companies in strategic sectors by state-owned or companies linked to third-country governments;

- reflect on reciprocity in market access and strengthen the framework for the screening of EU foreign direct investment (FDI).

Documents
2020/10/16
   EP - Vote in committee, 1st reading/single reading
2020/10/07
   EP - Specific opinion
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2020/09/24
   EP - Committee opinion
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2020/09/17
   EP - Committee opinion
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2020/09/09
   EP - Committee opinion
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2020/09/03
   EP - Committee opinion
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2020/07/16
   EP - Committee opinion
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2020/06/30
   EP - Amendments tabled in committee
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2020/06/30
   EP - Amendments tabled in committee
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2020/06/30
   EP - Amendments tabled in committee
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2020/06/26
   EP - Committee opinion
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2020/06/12
   EP - KARLESKIND Pierre (Renew) appointed as rapporteur in PECH
2020/05/27
   EP - Committee referral announced in Parliament, 1st reading/single reading
2020/05/27
   EP - Referral to associated committees announced in Parliament
2020/05/26
   EP - Committee draft report
Documents
2020/05/13
   EP - BIELAN Adam (ECR) appointed as rapporteur in IMCO
2020/05/08
   EP - LANCINI Danilo Oscar (ID) appointed as rapporteur in ENVI
2020/02/19
   EP - BUCHHEIT Markus (ID) appointed as rapporteur in INTA
2020/01/21
   EP - CAÑAS Jordi (Renew) appointed as rapporteur in EMPL
2020/01/09
   EP - LEBRETON Gilles (ID) appointed as rapporteur in JURI
2019/12/05
   EP - PENKOVA Tsvetelina (S&D) appointed as rapporteur in REGI
2019/11/19
   EP - CALENDA Carlo (S&D) appointed as rapporteur in ITRE

Documents

Votes

A9-0197/2020 - Carlo Calenda - Résolution

2020/11/25 Outcome: +: 486, -: 109, 0: 102
DE IT ES RO PL FR HU BE AT BG PT SK HR LT SE SI FI EL NL MT LU LV DK CY EE IE CZ
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74
59
33
51
79
21
21
19
17
21
14
12
11
21
8
14
20
29
6
6
8
14
6
7
13
21
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Malta PPE

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Denmark PPE

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1
2

Estonia PPE

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1
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140

Lithuania S&D

2

Slovenia S&D

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Greece S&D

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Luxembourg S&D

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1

Latvia S&D

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Cyprus S&D

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Estonia S&D

2
icon: Verts/ALE Verts/ALE
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Spain Verts/ALE

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Poland Verts/ALE

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Belgium Verts/ALE

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Austria Verts/ALE

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Lithuania Verts/ALE

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Sweden Verts/ALE

3

Finland Verts/ALE

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Ireland Verts/ALE

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Czechia Verts/ALE

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icon: Renew Renew
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Italy Renew

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Hungary Renew

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Austria Renew

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Bulgaria Renew

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Slovakia Renew

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Croatia Renew

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Lithuania Renew

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Sweden Renew

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Slovenia Renew

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Finland Renew

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Latvia Renew

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Estonia Renew

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Ireland Renew

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Germany NI

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Germany ECR

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Romania ECR

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Croatia ECR

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Lithuania ECR

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Netherlands ECR

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Latvia ECR

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icon: GUE/NGL GUE/NGL
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Belgium GUE/NGL

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Portugal GUE/NGL

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Finland GUE/NGL

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Cyprus GUE/NGL

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Czechia GUE/NGL

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icon: ID ID
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Austria ID

3

Finland ID

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Netherlands ID

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Denmark ID

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Estonia ID

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Czechia ID

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2
AmendmentsDossier
1535 2020/2076(INI)
2020/06/02 INTA 87 amendments...
source: 652.539
2020/06/10 IMCO 121 amendments...
source: 652.522
2020/06/15 REGI 125 amendments...
source: 653.785
2020/06/17 EMPL 174 amendments...
source: 653.758
2020/06/24 JURI 83 amendments...
source: 653.898
2020/06/30 ITRE 704 amendments...