Macron cuts ribbon on first battery mega-project

By |februar 3rd, 2020|Emmanuel Macron, France, Germany, Maroš Šefčovič, News|

French President Emmanuel Macron attended on Thursday (30 January) the ground-breaking ceremony for a new battery factory in southwest France: the first real result of an EU-led policy aimed at boosting the industry and helping it withstand global comp...

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EU eyes phasing out smallest euro cent coins

By |januar 30th, 2020|euro coin, Eurozone, Maroš Šefčovič, News|

The European Commission is considering a proposal to phase out 1-euro cent and 2-euro cent coins, an EU document showed, in what would be a cost-saving move as the coins' production and handling costs often exceed their face value.

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Russia, Ukraine agree ‘in principle’ new gas deal, signature expected in Minsk

By |december 20th, 2019|Alexander Novak, Angela Merkel, Maroš Šefčovič, News, Nord Stream-2, Normandy format, Oleksiy Orzhel, Russia, trilateral gas talks, Turkish Stream, Ukraine, Vladimir Putin, Volodymyr Zelensky|

Russia, Ukraine and the European Commission, after hours-long talks on Thursday, agreed in principle on a new gas deal starting after 1 January 2020, European Commission Vice President Maroš Šefčovič told a briefing. Ukraine is a key transit route for...

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Bill sanctioning Nord Stream 2, Turkish Stream goes to White House, Russia cries foul

By |december 18th, 2019|Germany, Maroš Šefčovič, News, Nord Stream-2, Russia, trilateral gas talks, Turkish Stream, Ukraine, United States, US sanctions|

US sanctions against the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline project are a breach of international law and an example of unfair competition, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Wednesday (18 December).

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A ‘startup mindset’ is behind battery strategy, says EU official

By |december 16th, 2019|batteries, Maroš Šefčovič, News|

The European Commission has been driven into the uptake of a fresh startup mindset in its efforts to develop a value chain for batteries in the last two years, said the Head of Unit for Automotive and Mobility Industries at the DG GROW Joanna Szychowska.

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31 December 2019: Will gas stop flowing?

By |december 16th, 2019|Boyko Borissov, Bulgaria, gas crisis, Maroš Šefčovič, News, Nord Stream-2, reverse gas flows, Russia, trilateral gas talks, Turkish Stream, Ukraine|

The clock is ticking. The long-term gas transit contract between Russia and Ukraine is expiring on 31 December. Chances that the two sides would reach a comprehensive agreement before this date are slim. EURACTIV looks behind the scenes of the dispute.

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EU could ban dirty battery imports, says Commission VP

By |december 9th, 2019|Maroš Šefčovič, News|

Batteries that do not meet rigorous green standards could be banned from the European market, Commission Vice-President Maroš Šefčovič warned on Monday (9 December), as the EU executive approved €3.2 billion of state aid for some home-grown projects.

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China in focus as West debates critical minerals challenge

By |november 14th, 2019|batteries, China, Maroš Šefčovič, News, rare earth|

Western powers will attend talks in Brussels next week on curbing China's dominance of rare earths and other critical resources and EU officials will present their vision to create entire green supply chains.

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Ukraine ready to stop the transit of Russian gas

By |november 5th, 2019|gazprom, Hungary, Maroš Šefčovič, Naftogaz, News, Nord Stream-2, Oleksiy Orzhel, trilateral gas talks, Turkish Stream, Ukraine|

Ukraine is ready to stop completely the transit of Russian gas through its territory unless there is a new gas transit contract with Moscow after the current one expires on 31 December, Ukraine's Energy Minister Oleksiy Orzhel announced on Monday (4 No...

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EU to assess five critical minerals in low carbon quest

By |oktober 31st, 2019|Maroš Šefčovič, News|

The European Commission is assessing five new minerals for possible inclusion in a revised list of critical raw materials to be published next year, as it seeks to bolster supply chains for a low emissions economy, a senior Commission official said.

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