The president of the European Commission (EC), Ursula von der Leyen, attended a meeting of German Council ministers, days after the country showed signs of ending combustion engines, something that Brussels hopes will be done “as soon as possible”. . Von der Leyen highlighted the importance of the European Union (EU) maintaining its position as the world’s energy leader, which is why it is necessary to improve the competitiveness and framework conditions of the sector.
“It decides to maintain this advantage,” he said in the Meseberg Palace (Eastern Germany), where he participated in a meeting of the German Council of Ministers for the economic affairs of Germany and Europe in the face of the “era of change” that the Ukrainian war brought.
Von der Leyen referred to the proposed inflation reduction law in the United States of America, which he said would bring “difficulties” to the twenty-seventh and indicated that Washington’s response was to negotiate, make its investments and official budgets. .
“It is important for the European car industry to approach the same tax break in the United States. This has been done with electric vehicles, but the results of batteries and battery components are still to be worked out,” he said in an appearance. with the German chancellor Olavi Scholz.
It is very important to invest in the clean energy sector in Europe through the support of community funds and other resources that have not yet been used, he pointed out and recalled and the proposal to come in this regard in the weeks.
Von der Leyen also confirmed the importance of removing certain obstacles in the Community market, encouraging innovations and issues and addressing such as the lack of skilled labor, which he warned, “can become one of the most important targets for growth”.
Another of the problems discussed with the German government was “how Europe can have more trade”, the president of the EC also said, who reported the agreements with Australia, Mexico and the Southern Community (Mercosur). The commission aims to conclude before its deadline at the end of this year. “We have a lot to do, but we also have a lot to offer,” emphasized Von der Leyen and concluded that it is about “strengthening strength.”
Good luck with the combustion engine
Another fundamental issue that Von der Leyen discussed with Scholz was the combustion engine, and this is the president of the European Commission who stated today that he hopes to talk at the end of the combustion engine resolved “as soon as possible.” and indicated that the dialogue with the German government in this sense is “constructive”.
“There is no need to suspend life for free. [a partir de 2035] but it is also important to maintain a balance with the climate goals that we have also met,” he said in an appearance at the Meseberg Palace (Eastern Germany) with German Chancellor Olavi Scholz.
“We continue to work on it, but the talks are very useful and constructive”, he stated, after participating in the meeting of the ministers of the German Council, in which he discussed the economic affairs of Europe and Germany with the German Executive.
When asked by a journalist about the possible deadline for concluding the talks, he replied that “businesses are known to conclude successfully when they are successfully concluded” and expressed the hope that “as soon as possible” it would be possible to offer certainty to the automobile industry. .