The new strategy will focus on the key areas where action is needed: knowledge and innovation, a more sustainable economy, high employment and social inclusion.
Conclusions of the European Council 25/26 March 2010 (document EUCO 7/10; page 2)
The Commission proposal used a few more words in its summary to describe the three flavours on its growth menu (page 5):
Europe 2020 puts forward three mutually reinforcing priorities:
– Smart growth: developing an economy based on knowledge and innovation.
– Sustainable growth: promoting a more resource efficient, greener and more competitive economy.
– Inclusive growth: fostering a high-employment economy delivering social and territorial cohesion.
Commission: EUROPE 2020 - A strategy for smart, sustainable and inclusive growth; Brussels, 3.3.2010 COM(2010) 2020 final (35 pages)
At least this far, kitchen chef Barroso had succeeded in designing a menu modern in outlook and pleasing to each palate.
The priorities, together with the headline targets and promised flagship initiatives, were then presented in more detail from page 10.