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Competitiveness Council

The Competitiveness Council works to enhance competitiveness and foster growth in the EU. To this aim, the Council discusses issues in four policies areas: Internal market, Industry, Research and Innovation and Space.

The Council meetings take place at least four times a year bringing together ministers responsible for trade, economy, industry, research and innovation, and space. Relevant European Commissioners also participate in meetings. 

In the internal market, the Council acting as law-maker works to remove barriers that hinder cross-border flows of products, labour, capital and services.


8 March 2019

Italy, President Mattarella accepts resignation of Minister for EU policies


The President of the Italian Republic Sergio Mattarella  has signed the presidential decree accepting Professor Paolo Savona’s  resignation  from the office of Minister without portfolio .

On the same day, the President has nominated the former Minister to the seven- year chairmanship of the Italian Companies and Exchange Commission (CONSOB).

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