Europe's 2020 strategy: Big Business as usual

(25 March 2010) Corporate Observatory Europe published a new report on the EU 2020 strategy. It compares the views of European Round Table of Industrialists and finds that on key issues the Commission follows the view of the ERT. And let us not forget what it is all about as Baron Janssen, a member of the ERT (ex-CEO of chemical giant Solvay): The vision is about ― reducing the power of the state and of the public sector in general through privatisation and deregulation" and "transferring many of the nation states' powers to a more modern and internationally minded structure at European level" (quoted in the report).

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