The Commission issued a public consultation document on giving the EU economy a brighter future through the EU 2020 Strategy.

EU 2020 aims to deliver greener and socially inclusive growth, as outlined by President Barroso in his Political Guidelines. The new Strategy will build on the achievements of the Lisbon Strategy, while learning its lessons. The consultation paper sets out a vision for how EU 2020 will focus on entrenching recovery from the crisis, helping to prevent a similar one in future and on three thematic objectives: creating value through knowledge; empowering people in inclusive societies; and creating a competitive, connected and greener economy.

The deadline for responses to the consultation is 15/01/10.

The new Commission will then make a detailed proposal to the Spring European Council. 

To view the consultation document and send your comments please go to: