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CLEPA welcomes Firestone Industrial Products as a new corporate member. The company has its European HQ in Arnhem (Netherlands) and is the inventor of the world’s 1st pneumatic suspension device back in 1938. Today, the automotive portfolio comprises air springs, air helper springs and air control...

On the 30th of November, the Council of the European Union adopted conclusions on the future of work and digital skills. The skills' needs of the future are difficult to predict and the life span of skills is likely to shrink due to rapid technological changes....

On the 27th of November 2017, the European Commission published a report on the ongoing trade negotiations with MERCOSUR. Regarding trade in goods, discussions continued on the outstanding text proposals. An agreement was reached on the provision prohibiting quantitative restrictions. Substantive text-based discussions were held on export...

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...