About: manufacturing

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.
Digital 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

Learn more about FoodDrinkEurope's priorities for the new European Parliament: http://www.fooddrinkeurope.eu/
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Manufacturing at Heart

Whether you are a European decision-maker, employer, employee or a European citizen - you need to know why manufacturing is so important to the European economy. It provides jobs, growth, prosperity and through this gives us all hope for the future generations of our families.Learn more at: www.manufacturingatheart.eu

Europe ‘decoupling’ water pollution from economic growth, EEA says

Over the past decade the levels of nutrient pollution in Europe’s waters fell despite economic growth and an increasing population, according to statistics compiled by the European Environmental Agency (EEA).

Europe tries to reverse drift towards de-industrialisation

SPECIAL REPORT / After a lost decade, Europe is trying to reverse a decline in manufacturing which has brought industrial output to a standstill. The issue will reach the EU's top decision-making body in March when European leaders meet for their quarterly summit in Brussels.
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Economy & Jobs 10-02-2014

EUnited President: Manufacturers are the backbone of Europe’s Economy

I am Markus Asch, Vice Chairman of cleaning equipment manufacturer Kärcher and President of EUnited, the association representing leading engineering equipment suppliers in Europe.
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Economy & Jobs 03-12-2013

Invitation: Jobs take their toll

Employers and most European governments tell us we will all have to work for longer. But how can workers in backbreaking jobs do that? As it is, many never manage to work out a full career due to physical or mental burnout.

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