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EU Steelday sets out needs for European steel sector, Brussels, May 16th, 2013

Three voices were heard at the high level conference on 16 May, entitled “Securing the industrial future with steel in Europe“:

The Industry

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The industry, which stressed that, compared with its competitors, the EU steel industry is facing specific difficulties due to policies that are weakening it:

Industry also denounced the enormous administrative burden required to obtain EU funding.

While signs of recovery are currently absent in the EU, the EU steel industry does not look at Europe as a post-industrial society due to the fact that it still invents and produces;

The Unions

The unions, who declared that

The Commission

The Commission, through the speeches of two Commissioners:

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