What did the EU-Korea agreement deliver – and not deliver – on the ground? What are the outstanding and new regulatory issues for EU and Korean businesses? Can we push the envelope on FTAs and non-tariff measures once again, with Korea?
Every two years the European Paper Recycling Council (EPRC) rewards the best, brightest and most innovative paper recycling projects from across the continent with the prestigious European Paper Recycling Award. This year’s award ceremony, which took place on October 18, is jointly hosted by MEP Ms. Simona Bonafè (Italy), rapporteur of the Circular Economy dossier and Ms. Inés Ayala Sender (Spain).
Dr Katia Lacasse of the European Copper Institute has defined five points concerning copper, carbon pricing and future competitiveness in the European Union ahead of tomorrow’s Eurometaux-led meeting that asks: how can we really enable Europe’s low-carbon transition?
Aquatech Amsterdam is a leading trade event in the water sector and will take place this year from 31 October to 3 November.
This webinar will focus on the deployment of electric freight vehicles in both the U.S. and Europe, sharing examples of how the public and private sectors have collaborated to improve metropolitan freight operations while reducing emissions.
INNOV8 is a conference organized by EPICENTER. It will focus on a number of different aspects of innovation and will comprise of important discussions on how European policy should move forward. INNOV8 is a conference for EU-decision makers, innovative companies, and start-ups to meet and explore ways how Europe can become the leading force in the adoption of new technologies. The conference will address several exciting areas of progress: artificial intelligence & digitalisation, fintech & banking, and innovation in food supply & health.
Berlin, 17 October 2017 – Biodegradable plastics offer innovative solutions to improve recycling quality by facilitating the means for more efficient separate waste collection. This has been confirmed by a recent study jointly released by Corepla, the Italian Consortium for Collecting, Recycling, and Recovering Plastic Packaging, the Italian Composters Consortium (CIC), and Assobioplastiche, the Italian Bioplastic and Biodegradable and Compostable material Association. The study focused on the effects of biodegradable plastics on plastics recycling streams in Italy, where all single-use carrier bags have to be compostable (according to the European standard EN 13432) since 2011. Full article…
To reduce oil dependency, policy-makers should consider the benefits of using alternative energy fuels and their high potential to contribute to decarbonisation and reduce pollution. These advantages are key part of the ‘g-mobility’ concept – an approach that advocates for the use of gas in transport and opens the door to the much-needed sustainable mobility.
The annual conference, initiated by the European Parliament’s Sky and Space Intergroup (SSI) with the support of ASD (the AeroSpace and Defence Industries Association of Europe), provides an important opportunity for industrial stakeholders, labour unions, research centres and organisations from different sectors to exchange views and knowledge with high-level decision-makers from the Parliament, the Commission and the Council
On October 16, we will return with our popular Academy series to Brussels for the fourth time. Invited speaker includes Paul Misener, Vice-president of Global Innovation Policy at Amazon. He will be talking about the innovation at Amazon featuring Prime Air. We will also host a panel discussion around the future of transport and bolstering the single market and a second panel on Entrepreneurship of the future with a focus on how Amazon works with small firms.
Relative prices of different energy carriers are affected by a number of fiscal instruments. At this event, we will hold a discussion on, how fiscal instruments can be adjusted to better accommodate the energy transition.
Brussels, 11 October 2017: Glass for Europe’s members, which manufacture and transform flat glass to make advanced energy saving technologies available to the building sector, welcome the positive signal that the European Parliament’s ITRE Committee has sent today by amending the European Commission proposal for the Energy Performance of Building Directive.
An open Letter on the Europe on the Move mobility package.
The 5th Eastern Partnership (EaP) summit will take place in Brussels on November 24th. Launched in 2009, the EaP aims to promote political association and economic integration between the EU and six Eastern European partner countries: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, the Republic of Moldova and Ukraine. The participants will take stock of the progress made since the last summit in Riga in 2015 and attempt to find a pragmatic way forward to deliver tangible results for their citizens.
Brussels, 6 October 2017 – The Definitive Regulation for anti-dumping case AD635 on Hot Rolled Flat (HRF) steel from five countries was published today in the EU’s official journal. The case has proven highly irregular as it establishes ‘fixed’ duties on dumped imports from four of the five countries investigated – but it also leaves the door open for the use of Minimum Import Prices (MIP).
Brussels, 4 October 2017 – Yesterday the European Parliament, Commission and Council agreed on a new EU trade defence regime. Eurometaux, the European non-ferrous metals association, welcomes the efforts from all three institutions to define a “non-standard” anti-dumping methodology.