An exploration of different European policy areas, focusing on aspects that are of particular importance for business. It offers researchers, students and lecturers of European studies, international business and international political economy an insight into how relevant European policies affect industry. It also provides an examination of industrial policy.
Part 1 Introduction: a definition of EU industrial policy, Michael Darmer; a policy for the competitiveness of European industry, Laurens Kuyper. Part 2 Policies of importance to industry: the internal market -economic heart of the Union, Laurens Kuyper; economic and monetary union - reinforcing the single market, Jan Host Schmidt; efficient trans-European networks - the backbone for a competitive European industry, Manfred Bergmann; EU environmental policy - a constraint or an opportunity for business? Kevin Flowers; trade policy - opening world markets for business, Robert Madelin. Part 3 The industrial policy of the European Union: competition policy - controlling the market power of business, Svend AlbEk; state aid rules for a level playing field, Laurens Kuyper; structural funds - sources of finance for business in most EU regions, Michael Darmer; EU research for industrial competitiveness, Robert-Jan Smits; small- and medium-sized enterprises create growth and jobs, Michael Darmer; European policy and specific sectors, Oscar Schouw. Part 4 The future: EU industrial policy in an enlarged and changing European Union, Michael Darmer.
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