Category Archive for: ‘Industry’

EU GPS Galileo goes live

On 15 December 2016, Europe’s satellite navigation system Galileo started offering its initial services to public authorities, businesses and citizens. Commission Vice-President Šefčovič recalled how geolocalisation is at the heart of the ongoing digital revolution with new services that transform our daily lives. The responsible for the Energy Union also stated that: “Galileo will increase geo-location precision ten-fold and enable …

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Breathing life into the european steel sector

From global overcapacity to unfair trading practices to high energy costs, the European steel sector is facing some very serious problems. Indeed, although the sector represents 1.3% of EU GDP and is an important source of direct and indirect employment, its competitive position on the global steel market has been deteriorating in recent years. In an attempt to enable the …

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Measures for the EU steel industry

The extraordinary Competitiveness Council met in Luxembourg on 9th November to discuss the serious challenges faced currently by the European steel industry. The EU steel sector suffers from major global overcapacity in production, which pushes down prices and encourages trade distorting behaviour from competing regions. High energy costs are eroding margins and the resulting closure of steel plants is costing …

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The VW affair

The European Commission calls for full disclosure, zero tolerance and strict compliance with EU rules on pollutant emissions. In the wake of revelations that car manufacturer Volkswagen used a “defeat device” software to circumvent emissions standards for certain air pollutants, the Commission calls on national authorities to look into the implications for vehicles sold in Europe and ensure that EU …

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USA et Russie : Un tiers des touristes non UE

Dans l’Union européenne le tourisme semble être avant tout une affaire intérieure. Près de 90% des nuitées touristiques dans l’UE sont le fait de résidents des États membres, ce qui signifie que les touristes des pays tiers ne représentent qu’environ 10% du total. Et lorsqu’ils sont en voyage, les résidents de l’UE passent près de 85% de leurs nuitées au …

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