"The knowledge economy is the economy that is going to create the jobs"
Emphasising that this is about keeping up, rather than grandstanding, she talks about Europe facing an "innovation emergency".
"In China, you see children going into school at 6.30am and being there until 8 or 9pm, concentrating on science, technology and maths. And you have to ask yourself, would European children do that?
"That's the competition that's out there. We have to rise to that - and member states have to realise that the knowledge economy is the economy that is going to create the jobs in the future, it's the area they have to invest in."
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