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Energy 23-12-2010

Top official: ‘EU unlikely to meet energy-efficiency goals’

The EU is unlikely to meet its target of reducing energy consumption by 20% by 2020, but the decreasing cost of renewables means that an EU-wide approach to its funding could be envisaged, says Marie Donnelly, director of energy efficiency and renewable energy at the European Commission.

German minister: EU faces ‘innovation gap’

The EU's new innovation strategy must do more to link research, education and entrepreneurship if it is to tackle Europe's "innovation gap", Dr. Georg Schütte, state secretary at the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research, told EURACTIV in an interview.
EU Priorities 2020 04-05-2010

INSEAD dean: Europe needs to ‘play collective’ in crisis

Frank Brown, Dean of INSEAD business school, says Europe must get its act together if it wants to emerge stronger from the economic crisis. He spoke to EURACTIV ahead of this year’s European Business Summit (EBS).
EU Priorities 2020 03-02-2010

Industrialist: 1.2 million engineers needed to make EU competitive

Realistic targets, shared commitments and scientific education are the three ingredients which Wim Philippa, secretary-general of the European Round Table of Industrialists, believes are needed to make the EU fit for the challenges which lie ahead.
EU Priorities 2020 26-01-2010

Crossick: Europe should dust off its founding fathers’ ideals

There is a seat for Europe at the world talks table, but European leaders need to become more strategic and revisit the successful approach of the EU's founding fathers, Stanley Crossick, the founding chairman of the European Policy Centre, told EURACTIV in an interview.