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EU Green Deal too important to fail environment and industry – Newsletter Editorial March 2021
The envisaged early review of the CO2-emission targets for cars and trucks for 2030 confronts the European Commission with an uncomfortable dilemma. The review offers a compelling opportunity to inc...
17 Mar 2021 - Read more
Smart & sustainable mobility strategy central topic of the next Forum on Mobility and Society
CLEPA will be participating at the next event organised by the Forum Mobility & Society, which will cover the main aspects of the Smart and Sustainable Mobility Strategy, presented by the Euro...
16 Mar 2021 - Read more
Automotive supply industry confidence picks up considerably – CLEPA Pulse Check 
Profitability expected to stabilise on back of growing order intake  Sentiment positive despite hindrances in supply of semiconductors and other critical materials  Nine out of ten s...
15 Mar 2021 - Read more
Horizon Europe’s first strategic plan 2021-2024: Commission sets research and innovation priorities for a sustainable future
The European Commission adopted the first strategic plan for Horizon Europe, the new EU research and innovation programme worth €95.5 billion in current prices. The strategic plan is a novelty...
15 Mar 2021 - Read more
European Battery Alliance: Automotive jobs at risk need policy to accelerate change and avoid unnecessary disruption 
On 12 March, the Commission held a high-level meeting under the European Battery Alliance. Vice-President Maroš Šefčovič, Commissioners Thierry Breton, Nicolas Schmit and Elisa Ferreira, as wel...
15 Mar 2021 - Read more
EU Digital Day 2021 to discuss cross-border corridors for connected and automated mobility
The EU Digital Day 2021 will take place on 19 March as a virtual event, organised by the European Commission in cooperation with the Portuguese Presidency.  Digital Day 2021 will bring toget...
12 Mar 2021 - Read more
CLEPA contributes to the BCG Aftermarket 2030 study with 13 trends that will shape the industry
Although the €226 billion European aftermarket auto parts business is profitable and growing, market trends and vehicle architecture changes will transform the industry significantly over the next...
05 Mar 2021 - Read more
The innovative mobility services coming with the digitalisation of the aftermarket should put consumers at the centre
The automotive aftermarket is becoming an increasingly complex business challenged by new powertrain technologies, advanced driver assistance systems, new ownership models and a highly consolida...
05 Mar 2021 - Read more
Launch of the new European Innovation Council
The European Innovation Council (EIC) is a key novelty of Horizon Europe and represents the most ambitious innovation initiative that Europe has taken, with a budget of €10 billion for the period 20...
03 Mar 2021 - Read more
Joint PR: European steel users call on Commission to terminate safeguard measures on 30 June 2021
In response to today’s announcement by the European Commission that it will review the safeguard measures on steel, in place since 2018, a coalition of downstream users of steel is urging the Commis...
26 Feb 2021 - Read more
EU to set up new European Partnerships and invest nearly €10 billion for the green and digital transition
The Commission proposed in late February to set up 10 new European Partnerships between the European Union, Member States and/or the industry. The goal is to speed up the transition towards a gre...
23 Feb 2021 - Read more
CLEPA welcomes the European Commission’s new trade strategy and is ready to continue to engage
CLEPA recognises that today’s communication confirms the EU’s growing attention for sustainability and level playing field. CLEPA will continue to play a constructive role ensuring that trade poli...
18 Feb 2021 - Read more
Trade barriers: Employment, sustainability and growth of the mobility industry at stake
IN CONVERSATION WITH Today the Commission publishes its new trade strategy, December saw last-minute deals with China and UK and there is a different sound coming from a new administr...
18 Feb 2021 - Read more
Sheer dimension of chip shortages requires rethinking by industry and policy makers – Newsletter Editorial February 2021
The sheer dimension of the semiconductor shortage and the complexity of solving both short and long term issues requires rethinking of supply chain options by both industry and policy makers. It als...
17 Feb 2021 - Read more
New free online courses for automotive professionals available on the DRIVES Learning platform
Having identified reskilling and upskilling needs stemming from the automotive sector, taking into account new mobility dynamics and industrial transformations, the EU-funded project DRIVES create...
17 Feb 2021 - Read more
Application period for the CLEPA Innovation Awards 2021 opens on 1 March!
Every year, the CLEPA Innovation Awards invites companies from across the automotive supply ecosystem to share their latest and greatest efforts in innovation excellence. Take note of the following...
16 Feb 2021 - Read more
Automotive suppliers raise red flag over border closures and intensified inspections 
The implementation of border controls between the German and the Czech and Austrian border crossings risk to create disturbances in automotive industry production plants soon.  Sigrid de Vries, CL...
15 Feb 2021 - Read more
New EU trade enforcement rules enter into force
The European Commission, the Parliament and the Council recently reached an agreement on the proposal for a revised enforcement regulation, and this week, strong new trade enforcement rules have enter...
14 Feb 2021 - Read more
European Parliament approves €672.5 billion Recovery and Resilience Facility Regulation
The European Parliament's confirmed the political agreement reached on the Recovery and Resilience Facility (RRF) Regulation in December 2020. This marks an important step towards making €672.5 bill...
10 Feb 2021 - Read more
Three landmark UN vehicle regulations enter into force
Three landmark UN vehicle regulations adopted last June by the World Forum for Harmonization of Vehicle Regulations entered into force on 22 January 2021, as notified by the United Nations Secreta...
06 Feb 2021 - Read more
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