Tag: EU


EU Greenlights Regulations Boosting Battery Durability, Sustainability to Meet Soaring EV Demand

June 14, 2023

Via: Tech Times

The European Parliament has recently approved new regulations to significantly improve the design, production, and waste management of batteries sold within the European Union (EU). EU Regulations to Improve Battery Lifecycle and Performance The legislation covers all types of batteries […]


U.S., EU Make Nice Over Clean Energy Industrial Policy

March 14, 2023

Via: Alliance for American Manufacturing

President Biden last week met with European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen in the Oval Office last week, and how about that: There appears to be a thaw in a frosty relationship between the U.S. and the European Union […]

Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle

Electric trucks produce far fewer emissions than diesel: EU report

February 7, 2023


Electric trucks produce far fewer planet-warming emissions than their diesel counterparts over a lifetime, a report in Europe showed Tuesday, emphasizing that the biggest climate impact comes from driving vehicles and not manufacturing them. The transport sector accounts for about […]

Energy, Industry Focus Areas

EU Readies Subsidy Response to U.S. Clean-Tech Tax Breaks

January 17, 2023

Via: The Wall Street Journal

Europe aims to provide more support to its domestic clean-tech industry in a push to counter subsidies from the U.S. and China, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said Tuesday. In a speech to the World Economic Forum in […]


EU Delays Labeling Lithium Toxic as Concerns From EV Industry Mount

December 12, 2022

Via: The Wall Street Journal

The prospect that the European Union will classify lithium as toxic is adding to worries in the electric-vehicle battery industry that policy makers aren’t doing enough to attract investment and the EU will lose out to the U.S., an attractive […]

Energy, Industry Focus Areas

EU, G-7 Wait on Poland to Advance Russian Oil-Price Cap

December 2, 2022

Via: The Wall Street Journal

The European Union reached a deal on a $60 a barrel cap on the price of Russian oil Friday, paving the way for the Group of Seven advanced democracies to launch the unprecedented mechanism on Monday, diplomats said. The EU […]


EU, US Set Up Task Force to Resolve Electric Vehicle Feud

October 26, 2022

Via: Transport Topics

The U.S. and the European Union have set up a task force tasked with resolving a dispute over electric vehicle batteries that the EU says would discriminate against manufacturers in the 27-nation bloc and break World Trade Organization rules. Under […]

Energy, Industry Focus Areas

Hungary Holds Up EU Deal to Sanction Russian Oil

May 6, 2022

Via: The Wall Street Journal

The European Union is struggling to finalize the terms of an oil embargo on Russia amid resistance by Hungary, whose leader claimed Friday that the proposed embargo would hit his economy like an atomic bomb. Prime Minister Viktor Orban has […]

Energy, Industry Focus Areas

EU Proposes Ban on Russian Oil Imports, Sending Prices Higher

May 4, 2022

Via: The Wall Street Journal

The European Union proposed a ban on imports of Russian crude within six months and on refined oil products from the country by year-end, prompting a jump in oil prices, while the bloc is set to impose sanctions on high-ranking […]

Energy, Industry Focus Areas

EU Prepares Ban on Russian Oil

May 2, 2022

Via: The Wall Street Journal

The European Union is likely to propose ending purchases of Russian crude oil by the 27-country bloc before the end of 2022, and a ban on purchases of Russian refined-oil products by year-end, according to two senior diplomats. The proposals, […]

Industry Focus Areas, Medical

US replaces EU as priority market for medtech industry: survey

March 16, 2022

Via: MedTech Dive

The past few years have seen regulators on both sides of the Atlantic change their approach to medtech. The biggest changes have happened in the EU, where MDR and the In Vitro Diagnostic Regulation are redefining what it takes to […]

Industry Focus Areas, Medical, Regulations

MedTech Europe calls for urgent clarification of EU artificial intelligence proposal

September 13, 2021

Via: MedTech Dive

MedTech Europe has called for the urgent clarification of a proposed artificial intelligence regulation because it uses an overly broad definition and is misaligned with existing regulatory frameworks. The European Commission outlined its plans to regulate AI, including medical devices […]

Industry Focus Areas, Medical, Regulations

As EU-wide health technology oversight law nears passage, industry is not pleased

July 6, 2021

Via: MedTech Dive

HTA bodies are best known for their assessments of the value of new medicines, which can lead to countries choosing not to pay for approved products. Some of the bodies also play a role in assessing the value of new […]

Process, Production, Regulations

Europe launches quantum processing on silicon programme

February 5, 2021

Via: Electronics Weekly

Called Quantum Large-Scale Integration with Silicon (QLSI), and valued at €15m, it will focus on spin qubits and silicon lithography as the route to maintaining large numbers of quantum bits for information processing. “The partners have already realised many of […]

Logistics, Process, Regulations

HGV Driving After Brexit – The Road Ahead

February 3, 2021

Via: Industry Today

The UK’s complete exit from the EU has been marked by mass confusion. Businesses of all sizes are struggling to grapple with the post-Brexit rules. The haulage industry is at the sharp end of this. With that in mind, Walker […]


EU welcomes Pompeo’s 5G comments, no sign of change to Huawei stance

January 31, 2020

Via: Reuters

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – EU industry chief Thierry Breton on Friday welcomed U.S. comments on the bloc’s decision not to issue an outright ban on Chinese telecoms equipment maker Huawei [HWT.UL], while showing no signs of any change in the EU’s […]


IBM gains unconditional EU approval for $34 billion Red Hat deal

June 27, 2019

Via: Reuters

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – U.S. tech giant International Business Machines Corp (IBM.N) on Thursday won unconditional EU antitrust approval for its $34 billion acquisition of software company Red Hat (RHT.N). IBM is looking to the deal, its biggest to date, to […]

Energy, Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle

European Alliance to Invest $6.7 Billion in Electric Car Batteries

May 7, 2019

Via: Industry Week

European governments and companies will form an alliance for developing next-generation batteries for electric vehicles, investing five to six billion euros (US$6.7 billion) in the project, the French and German finance ministers said on May 2. France’s Bruno Le Maire […]

Logistics, Process, Regulations

Manufacturers Across EU Issue Warning Against a No-Deal Brexit

April 10, 2019

Via: Industry Week

U.K. manufacturers and their counterparts across the European Union said they’re “woefully” unprepared for a no-deal Brexit and called on the bloc to avoid Britain leaving without an agreement. “Neither the EU nor the U.K. are ready, and as a […]

Logistics, Process

European chip industry seeks more EU help to extend revival

June 27, 2018

Via: Reuters

FRANKFURT (Reuters) – Europe’s semiconductor industry is requesting more help from the European Union as it seeks to build on a tentative revival, embrace technologies such as artificial intelligence and ride out trade wars that threaten global supply chains. A […]