European Aluminium have published a video outlining their Industry+ Manifesto.
The agenda includes the list of Working Parties which will be officially organised in Austria under the Austrian Presidency, preparations for the Coreper meeting on 13 June 2018, planning for forthcoming Coreper meetings and an update of college activities.
On 12 June 2018, negotiators from the three institutions continued their discussions on strengthening the EU Transparency Register. Parliament’s negotiators, Vice-President Sylvie Guillaume and Chair of the Constitutional Affairs Committee Danuta Hübner, together with Deputy Minister for the Bulgarian Presidency Monika Panayotova and Commission First Vice-President Frans Timmermans committed to make further progress towards a common interpretation of the key issue of conditionality.
The EU and Mercosur negotiating teams met in Montevideo, Uruguay, from 4 to 8 June for a round of negotiations.
The European Commission’s system of reviewing laws compares well overall with its equivalents in the Member States, according to a new report by the European Court of Auditors. High-quality ex-post reviews are critical to the quality of legislation, say the auditors. However, they identify a number of weaknesses, mostly relating to the lack of common interinstitutional definitions regarding review clauses, the unclear treatment of certain kinds of review and the lack of clarity of the Regulatory Fitness and Performance (REFIT) programme.
Brussels, 10 June 2018 – European Aluminium welcomes the G7’s communiqué stressing the “urgent need to avoid excess capacity” in the aluminium sector and the push to develop a stronger international rules on market-distorting industrial subsidies and trade-distorting actions by state-owned enterprises. European Aluminium believes that both the modernisation of international organisations and the creation of a global multilateral and governmental Forum on Aluminium Overcapacity are necessary to prevent damages to its well-integrated value chains.