Today, at 04:00 in the morning, more than 250 police officers searched simultaneously 40 houses in the Italian regions of Sicily, Calabria, Piedmont, Apulia as well as in Ehningen (Germany), London (UK) and Barcelona (Spain).
The key decisions taken by the Commission are presented below and grouped by policy area. The Commission is also closing 96 cases in which the issues with the Member States concerned have been solved without the Commission needing to pursue the procedure further.
Brussels, 22 March 2018 – The US announcement to temporarily exempt Europe from the aluminium tariffs is a positive first step but insufficient to dissipate uncertainty and negative impacts in our industry, says European Aluminium, the voice of the entire aluminium value chain. The leading trade association applauds EU Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmström’s efforts to reach a solid deal with the US.
Brussels, 8 March 2018 – European Aluminium, the voice of the entire aluminium value chain, is confident the EU Commission will do everything it can to exempt European countries from the 10% US tariff in the next 15 days, but requests immediate market surveillance and the implementation of safeguard measures if proven necessary.