EU bringing 65 companies to Israel to strengthen EU-Israel business ties
European Commission Vice-President Antonio Tajani will bring 65 industry associations and companies representatives from 17 EU member states to Israel on October 21 2013 in order to strengthen already flourishing business relations between the EU and Israel and exploring further opportunities for cooperation between European and Israeli SMEs, the European Jewish Press reports.
Tajani’s two-day visit to Israel, titled “Mission for Growth,” reflects the EU’s belief that there remains untapped potential for new synergies in bilateral relations, the report says.
The mission, which follows similar visits by the Commissioner to Russia and China, targets numerous industry sectors, such as space technologies, information and communication technology and tourism. Innovative and environmental technologies will also be key topics on the agenda.
‘’The overall objective of this Mission is to enhance European industry’s growth and competitiveness by better exploring the growth potential of Israel’s dynamic economy,’’ said the office of the Italian Commissioner who is in charge of Industry and Entrepreneurship.
‘’Israel and the EU have a strong mutual interest in increasing bilateral business relations and market integration to further promote innovation, boost sustainable growth and create jobs,” it said.
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