Working for the next four years the Parliament intergroup aims to promote the multifaceted dimensions of industrial competitiveness and sustainable investments. Following the key priorities of the new European Commission – represented by a new Industrial Strategy and the Green Deal – the intergroup is also intended to become the discussion platform for these issues within the European Parliament.
CECE and European technology industry group Orgalim – supported by other EU industry associations – led the final campaign for the establishment of the Intergroup in the autumn to secure the highest number of votes by the political groups. In light of that, CECE will be part of the intergroup secretariat.
CECE has been promoting the establishment of an intergroup on industrial competitiveness since the start of the campaign for the 2019 EU elections. The association said this was a key element of the CECE Elections Manifesto as well as a tangible objective of the Industry4Europe coalition paper on Governance.
The bureau of the intergroup is composed of three co-chairs: Simona Bonafè (S&D), Maria da Graça Carvalho (EPP) and Dominique Riquet (Renew). A considerable number of MEPs have decided to join the Intergroup as well.
CECE says a programme of activities and public events will be revealed in the coming weeks.