Outer-space prospecting aims to boost EU’s battery plans

By |oktober 4th, 2019|Copernicus, Elżbieta Bieńkowska, Galileo, Maroš Šefčovič, News|

Space policy and efforts to boost electric vehicle uptake share a somewhat unusual link, beyond connected cars and global positioning systems: procuring raw materials could soon be made easier via satellites.

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EU industry chief hands over full docket to successor

By |september 17th, 2019|Elżbieta Bieńkowska, News, Sylvie Goulard|

Polish Commissioner Elżbieta Bieńkowska will relinquish the reins of EU industrial policy to France's Sylvie Goulard on 31 October. Ahead of the changeover, she looked back on her time in office and discussed the challenges facing her successor, including her beefed-up portfolio.

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‘EU’s best asset’ needs to be safeguarded, not only improved

By |februar 27th, 2019|Brexit, Elżbieta Bieńkowska, EU trade, European Single Market, Food labelling, FoodDrinkEurope, foodstuffs, Hubert Weber, Jyrki Katainen, News, SMEs|

While celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Single Market last year, the Commission called it 'Europe’s best asset in a changing world'. But Single Market’s resilience to internal and external shocks still needs to be strengthened further.

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EU ‘fully committed’ to ending animal testing, insists Commissioner

By |november 26th, 2018|animal testing, cosmetics, Elżbieta Bieńkowska, Julie Girling, News|

The EU remains “fully committed” to phasing out testing on animals, Internal Market and Industry Commissioner Elżbieta Bieńkowska told delegates at the annual conference of the European Partnership for Alternative Approaches to animal testing on 20 November.

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Commission to hike EU investment in defence innovation

By |junij 13th, 2018|CSDP, Defence policy, Elżbieta Bieńkowska, Federica Mogherini, Innovation, InvestEU fund, Jykri Katainen, MFF, News|

The European Commission proposed on Wednesday (June 13) to hike from €90 million to €13 billion the budgetary funds earmarked for strengthening the EU's strategic autonomy in collective security by boosting cross-border research and innovation in the field of defence.

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White smoke for first-ever EU defence industry fund

By |maj 24th, 2018|Bulgarian Presidency, Elżbieta Bieńkowska, entrepreneurship, European defence, European Defence Fund, European Parliament, News, pesco, SMEs|

The new European Defence Industrial Development Programme, with a €500 million budget for 2019-2020, was informally agreed by MEPs and Council on Tuesday night (22 to 23 May).

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EU’s first ‘long overdue’ foray into truck rules revealed

By |maj 17th, 2018|Elżbieta Bieńkowska, Maroš Šefčovič, Miguel Arias Cañete, News, Road safety, Violeta Bulc|

CO2 emissions from trucks will be regulated under EU law for the first time as part of a package of new rules that also aims to increase efficiency and improve road safety.

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Tech industry and consumer watchdogs at odds over robot liability

By |maj 7th, 2018|artificial intelligence, consumer protection, Elżbieta Bieńkowska, Holger Kunze, Insurance, liability, Mady Delvaux, Monique Goyens, News, robotics, Robots|

Tech industry groups and consumer watchdogs are at odds over whether the European Commission should overhaul the bloc’s legislation on product liability to cover robots and artificial intelligence.

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EU Commission urges carmakers to ‘behave more ethically’

By |februar 6th, 2018|Automotive Industry, diesel cars, dieselgate, Elżbieta Bieńkowska, News, Volkswagen|

The European Union on Monday (5 February) urged carmakers to "behave more ethically" and responsibly, following a scandal over diesel emissions, and revelations of diesel exhaust tests on monkeys and humans.

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Commission told Hungary how to win approval for Russia-backed nuclear plant   

By |november 22nd, 2017|Elżbieta Bieńkowska, Hungary, News, nuclear energy, Paks II, Viktor Orbán|

The European Commission assisted Hungary in finding the right loophole to the EU public procurement rules to get the ‘green-light’ for the construction of the Russian-backed Paks II nuclear power plant, according to internal documents seen by this website.

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