Comment Neelie (Kroes)

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Comment Neelie
[...] Given this context for the industry. Given these new opportunities. And given the economic position of Europe, with no Member State big enough to compete along the whole industrial value chain: the question has to be, don't we want one of those global players to be European? Shouldn't we consolidate and cooperate on our own terms – rather than wait for it to be forced on us? Isn't the time right to pool our excellence in R&D, much more than we do today? Shouldn't we be looking for an "Airbus of Chips"?