The EU Taxonomy has been designed with a double intention: to facilitate the progress of environmental sustainability while boosting European industry competitiveness. However, there’s a risk that this unlocking system could turn out to be a barrier for many industrialists.


How can Horizon Europe (HE) programmes boost innovation and enable Europe to further strengthen its position as a global technology leader? This was the focus of the Sustainable, Long-term Investments & Competitive European Industry Intergroup’s latest event on 25 June sponsored by Orgalim – Europe’s technology industries, that brought together an exceptional line-up of policymakers and industry experts.


On February 3, 2021, a virtual conference of the European Parliament’s Intergroup on “Sustainable and long-term investment and competitive European industry” was held in the presence of Estelle Goeger, member of the cabinet of Economic Commissioner Paolo Gentiloni.


On 30 April the Secretariat of the Intergroup informed about the establishment in February 2020 of the ‘Sustainable, long-term Investments & Competitive European industry’ Intergroup and called on financial organizations, NGOs and industrial associations to join as Partners of the Intergroup.


13 February saw the official launch of the new European Parliament Intergroup ‘Sustainable, long-term investments & competitive European industry’ – established by MEPs from across the political spectrum seeking to promote dialogue on the future of industry and long-term investment in Europe.