||Manufacturing a greener and stronger Europe
FEM President Jan van der Velden, Vice-President Massimo Riggio and Past President John Meale attended the official launch of the Orgalime/CEEMET Manifesto “Manufacturing a stronger and greener Europe”. The Manifesto is a response to the recently published European Commission Communication on Industrial Policy. The Manifesto was officially presented to European Commission’s President José Manuel Barroso.
John Meale took the opportunity of the event and notably the large attendance of European Commission and Parliament officials to alert them on the risks posed to European manufacturing jobs by weak market surveillance. Indeed the unfair competition resulting from ineffective market surveillance hinders European companies’ competitiveness, ultimately threatening the jobs they provide. The message was well received, notably by the IMCO Committee Chairman MEP Malcolm Harbour.