Mange av EUs mest vellykkede bedrifter dropper investeringer i Europa til fordel for USA og Asia. Årsaken er dårlige rammevilkår for næringslivet, ikke minst i form av kvelende byråkrati. Dette hevder Finnlands tidligere statsminister Esko Aho i en ny rapport omtalt i The Daily Telegraph.
Europe’s most successful companies are turning their backs on EU markets because of red tape, a high-level report said yesterday.
The companies that Europe needed to survive were instead investing more money than ever in the United States and Asia, concluded the report, presented to the European Commission in Brussels.
The lack of investment was so dire that it threatened Europe’s «comfortable» way of life. «Europe has to act before it’s too late,» said the report’s author, Esko Aho, the former prime minister of Finland.
The findings made unsettling reading for the EU leaders, ripping into their pledges to build a «knowledge-based Europe» that would overtake America in 10 years.
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