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The EU has agreed on a framework to stop the financing of armed groups through trade in conflict minerals, after negotiations between the Commission, Council and Parliament. It aims for EU companies to source tin, tantalum, tungsten and gold responsibly. These minerals are typically used...

  On June 16, the European Parliament's Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe Group (ALDE) held a public hearing entitled "The digital revolution on wheels: Europe should not miss the leap forward". Please read below for the press release issued by the ALDE group.   A couple of...

  On June 13, the European Commission launched a consultation on Targeted consultation on the co-ordinated introduction of 5G networks in Europe.   The purpose of the consultation is to identify opportunities for a coordinated introduction of 5G networks in Europe, and assess elements of a 5G Action Plan...

On June 13, MAHLE Powertrain announced that it had become the first independent engineering service provider (ESP) to have its real driving emissions (RDE) test process and routes approved by the Vehicle Certification Agency (VCA).   MAHLE’s approval comes well in advance of the adoption of RDE across...

  On June 10, Continental announced plans to invest 600 million yuan ($91.4 million) building new production and research facilities in in Chongqing, China.   The investments will include a state-of-the-art brake factory, which the company aims to start up in the first half of 2017. It will...

  On June 10, the European Commission adopted a new and comprehensive Skills Agenda for Europe. The aim is to ensure that people develop a broad set of skills from early on in life and to make the most of Europe’s human capital, which will ultimately...

  On June 6&7, the Council of the European Union's Transport, Telecommunications and Energy Council met in Luxembourg. Ministers held a policy debate on nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions from diesel cars. Ministers considered that efforts should be made to clarify the application of existing legislation on defeat devices in...