Why the EU will have an industrial policy – but not necessarily a good one

Author
Fabian Zuleeg
Content Type
Commentary and Analysis
Institution
European Policy Centre
Abstract
How best to support its industry has been a perennial issue for the European Union (EU). The Commission’s approach has been an attempt to mainstream industrial competitiveness across policy areas. But this hardly constitutes an adequate strategic industrial policy. The EU and its members must recognise that current global pressures require a common and forward-looking approach to ensure that European industry can thrive.
Topic
Financial Markets, Global Political Economy
Political Geography
European Union