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On the 21st of November 2017, the European Commission published a report on innovative batteries for electric vehicles. Battery research has been addressed by the EU over several research framework programmes (FP), at least since FP5 (1998-2002). In FP7 (2008-2012), battery materials research concentrated mainly on...

On the 16th of November 2017, the European Commission published the Directive (EU) 2017/2096 of 15 November 2017 amending Annex II to Directive 2000/53/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council on end-of life vehicles. This directive specifies new limits, scopes and expiry dates for exemption...

On the 15th of November 2017, the European Commission published a study on business cooperating with vocational education and training providers for quality skills and attractive futures. This study analyses examples of cooperation between vocational education and training (VET) and businesses. Initiatives such as dual study...

On the 15th of November, the European Commission published a report on "Low-carbon research and innovation - Building a low-carbon, climate-resilient future". Climate change is undoubtedly one of the greatest challenges of our time. The European Union is a world leader in climate action. The EU’s...

On the 14th of November 2017, the Members of the European Parliament adopted a resolution asking new cars to be equipped with driver-assistance systems capable of detecting pedestrians, braking automatically or adapting the speed. Many of the 25.000 yearly road fatalities could be avoided by using new technological...

On the 13th of November 2017, the Insitute for Sustainability Leadership of the University of Cambridge published a report "Electric avenue: the future of road transport in Europe".   The report recommends to policy makers to: Foster efficient new markets, for instance by making sure that technologies...

A range of public and private partners from all transport sectors met in Tallinn to discuss the digitalisation of transport from 8-10/11/2017 and concluded: That we must dare to dream and turn those dreams into reality. European leadership in digitalisation - at all levels, from...

On the 9th of November, the Presidency of the Council of the European Union published a revised proposal for a renewed EU industrial policy strategy. In particular, the Council would recognise the need for concrete actions to enable European industry, especially SMEs,  to tackle present and...

On the 9th of November, the World Trade Organisation (WTO) published a study underlining that G20 economies introduced fewer trade-restrictive measures compared to the previous review period. The estimated trade coverage of these restrictions recorded during the period of mid-May 2017 to mid-October 2017 slightly exceeded...