Kok to recommend green EU growth strategy

Top advisors urge clearer Lisbon focus on growth and employment, promotion of eco-efficiency

A EU's senior advisory group is to call for a refocusing of the bloc's Lisbon strategy on economic growth and employment, while maintaining social cohesion and environmental protection "in the core" of the process.

Led by former Dutch prime minister Wim Kok, the group is due to submit its findings to EU leaders by 1 November. ENDS Europe DAILY has seen a draft of its report, which was ordered by heads of government in March (EED 26/03/04).

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