EU auto industry forms unlikely alliance with NGO on electric cars

EU auto industry forms unlikely alliance with NGO on electric cars

Long-time adversaries Transport & Environment and ACEA have signed a partnership to accelerate the roll-out of electric vehicle charging points, as the auto industry seeks to rebrand with a focus on digital and electric. “For many years, on various files, we haven’t always agreed,” Transport & Environment’s Julia Poliscanova acknowledged as she signed a new partnership with ACEA, the association of European car manufacturers. “We will not always agree in the future. But it’s important to have something we can work together on,” Poliscanova said. “It’s important we help you…

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New Italian coalition sworn in, promises ‘not to quarrel with Brussels’

New Italian coalition sworn in, promises ‘not to quarrel with Brussels’

Italy’s new government, combining the anti-establishment 5-Star Movement and centre-left Democratic Party (PD), was sworn into office on Thursday (5 September), promising to reset Rome’s often fraught relations with Brussels. Once bitter rivals, the two parties agreed to join forces after the far-right League walked out of the previous coalition with 5-Star in a failed effort to trigger early elections. The eurosceptic League constantly railed against EU budget and migration rules, but the new EU affairs minister promised a more harmonious future, pointing out that both the PD and 5-Star…

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