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Fresh Bid to Reach Economic Goals

The EU is set to draw up national action plans, in a fresh bid to reach its goal of becoming the most competitive economy in the World by 2010. The recommendations for national action plans will come in a report, which will be presented to EU leaders next month, drawn up by former Dutch premier Wim Kok. The report is widely expected to conclude that the EU remains a long way off its target. The Financial Times reports that the national action plans will focus on creating growth and jobs. The report is likely to be influential in the Lisbon agenda’s mid term revue, due in the first half of next year. (