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Industrial Strategy 15-03-2022

US chip manufacturer Intel announces €33bn investment in Europe

The investment will support the establishment of a new mega fab in Germany, the expansion of an existing factory in Ireland, an R&D and design hub in France, and production and research capacities in Italy, Spain and Poland.
Technology 22-02-2022

Chips Act unveiled: The (real) cost of making semiconductors

In this special report, EURACTIV looks at a fundamental component missing from the chips package the European Commission presented on 8 Febryary: How the EU executive will square its semiconductor ambitions with its other policies, such as the green agenda and upcoming restrictions on dangerous chemicals.
Industrial Strategy 22-02-2022

What the Chips Act doesn’t say: The environmental challenge of producing semiconductors

The dire environmental cost of semiconductor manufacturing, which is getting more problematic with every new generation of microchips, has been largely overlooked in the European Commission’s semiconductor package. The Chips Act, presented earlier this month, is part of an overall...
Transport 27-01-2022

Britain’s 2021 car production falls to lowest since 1956

The number of cars made in Britain fell last year to the lowest since 1956, reflecting a major shortage of semiconductors used for electronic components, broader COVID disruptions and the closure of a Honda factory.
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09-03-2021

The Future of manufacturing is Made in Europe

The European Factories of the Future Research Association (EFFRA) is the voice of European manufacturing companies, research institutes and academia. Željko Pazin, EFFRA Executive Director, is presenting here the Made in Europe partnership and how it will shape the future of manufacturing.
Energy 28-08-2020

Europe, China battle for global supremacy on electrolyser manufacturing

While China currently produces the cheapest electrolysers in the world, Europe leads on innovative technologies which are better suited to produce green hydrogen seen by many as a silver bullet to decarbonise the energy system.
Batteries 05-04-2019

‘Europe will have at least ten gigafactories’, says battery boss

Northvolt CEO Peter Carlsson wants to build Europe’s largest battery cell plant – in the middle of the Swedish countryside. In an interview, he explained how this should work and gave his thoughts on his new partner Volkswagen’s electromobility offensive.
Brexit 21-02-2018

‘It’s an absolute shambles’ – UK manufacturers demand clarity on Brexit

With little more than a year to go before Britain leaves the European Union, many British manufacturers are stepping up their calls for Prime Minister Theresa May and her government to explain what Brexit will mean for them.
Energy 24-07-2017

Britain launches fund to boost electric battery technology

Britain launched a £246 million fund on Monday (24 July) to boost the development and manufacturing of electric batteries, a major growth area for the car and energy sectors.
Economy & Jobs 28-06-2017

Europe needs an industrial strategy

Calls for the European Commission to develop a holistic EU industrial policy are a welcome development – and one that was long overdue, writes Adrian Harris. If Europe’s Industrial Renaissance is to succeed, a joined-up policy approach is a must, he argues.
Brexit 01-06-2017

Falling investment spells trouble ahead for UK economy

Strong domestic consumption and a helping hand to exports from a weaker pound have sustained the growth of the British economy. But a downturn in investment paints a darker picture for the future. EURACTIV France reports.
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Economy & Jobs 29-05-2017

The textile and fashion sector: A powerhouse of EU manufacturing

The textile and clothing sector is a powerful manufacturing industry in Europe. Each step of the production chain is present in the European Union.
Brexit 27-03-2017

UK manufacturers urge May to drop threat of no Brexit deal

Britain's manufacturers told Prime Minister Theresa May on Monday (27 March) to drop her threat that she might take the country out of the European Union without a new trade deal, saying they would bear the brunt of trade barriers with the EU.
Technology 08-03-2017

Ansip insists automation won’t cause ‘mass unemployment’

Andrus Ansip, the European Commission Vice-President in charge of digital policy, said he cannot imagine a “mass unemployment scenario” stemming from automation, although he acknowledged technology will bring job losses over the coming years.
Economy & Jobs 06-03-2017

UK manufacturers enjoy post-Brexit surge in orders

Britain's factories are growing at their fastest pace in more than three years, helped by the fall in the value of the pound after the Brexit vote and a recovery in core markets in Europe, a survey showed on Monday (6 March).
Euro & Finance 03-01-2017

Eurozone manufacturing: Fresh data shows steady recovery

The year's first economic numbers show encouraging signs that the eurozone’s economic recovery is steady and moving in the right direction, despite gloomy predictions.
Brexit 27-10-2016

UK economy escapes short-term Brexit hit, gets Nissan boost

Britain's economy slowed only slightly in the three months after the Brexit vote and carmaker Nissan said it would build more cars in the country, tempering fears about the immediate economic impact of the decision to leave the European Union.

The high road: Europe must seize the potential of advanced manufacturing

To carve out a competitive advantage for the future, Europe must anticipate the potential of advanced manufacturing for clean, efficient and high quality production, write Karl Aiginger and David Bailey.
Trade & Society 17-08-2015

Joining qualifications are a driver of European manufacturing competitiveness

With highly-qualified employment in manufacturing set to increase in the European Union, the EWF argues the case for offering training for for the 21st century.
Development Policy 13-05-2015

Record growth for German fair trade products

German consumers spent considerably more money on fair trade products last year, with only British customers spending more in the EU, ahead of the introduction of a pioneer fair trade label on sustainable clothes in the Federal Republic. EURACTIV Germany reports.
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Aviation 29-10-2014

Boeing promotes aviation growth and sustainability

Randy Tinseth, Vice President, Marketing of Boeing Commercial Airplanes, talks about the growth and sustainability of Europe's aviation industry.
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Cybersecurity is a priority

End to end security, that is built-in, not bolt-on is our highest priority. In this global market where most products and phone components come from five different continents security is key. Manufacturing that includes a secure chain of supply is our strength.
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Chemicals Safety in the Value Chain

Why do we use chemicals at all? Because they are extremely useful! To put this into perspective, the products of the chemical industry are present in about 95% of manufactured goods. And modern economies simply couldn't function without them.
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Agrifood 01-09-2014

Feeding the Debate

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