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Auto industry revises 2019 car sales forecast to -1%
In the side-lines of its annual general meeting in Brussels today, the European Automobile Manufacturers' Association (ACEA) revised its forecast for 2019 passenger car registrations downwards to -1%.

Industry Policy 2030: Turning Challenges Into Opportunities
The European High-Level Industrial Roundtable presented its final report summarising the recommendations for a renewed European industrial policy until 2030 and beyond.

Registration Opens for the 8th Annual Military Flight Training Conference
SMi Reports: Registration is now open for the Military Flight Training conference, commencing in London, UK, this October.

Single Market for Services remains a top priority for retail and wholesale
The digital revolution is forcing fundamental change to the retail and wholesale sector. It depends on free movement of goods and services around Europe and the world, and therefore shares with the whole EU economy the imperative of resisting populist pressure to break up the Single Market.

SMEs Are Key To Reach Climate Targets
Following the European Summit and ahead of the Energy and Environmental Councils, SMEunited reiterates its support for the ambitious targets of the Paris agreement.

CO2 from new cars up for second consecutive year, raising auto industry concerns
European Environment Agency (EEA) data issued yesterday confirm that CO2 emissions from new passenger cars rose for the second year running in 2018, up 1.6% on 2017.

Israeli MoD to provide exclusive insight on Israel’s export controls at the Defence Exports 2019 Conference
SMi Reports: A senior expert from the Israeli MoD will be presenting at the 14th Annual Defence Exports conference in Amsterdam this September

Registration Opens For 18th Annual Benelux Infrastructure Forum
SMi Reports: Registration is now open for the 18th annual Benelux Infrastructure Forum, which will be returning to Amsterdam this November.

Germany and France fail to muster support for EU climate action
After talks at an EU summit in Brussels, European leaders have failed to back an EU target to reach net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, and passed up the last opportunity to raise the EU's current 2030 targets ahead of a crucial UN climate summit in September.

EU net zero climate goal: momentum reduced to a footnote
Today's European Council failed to deliver an EU climate neutral target for 2050. This is despite the flood of Member States voicing their support for such a target in recent days, reaching 24 in total.

Reintroduction of harmful fisheries subsidies marks definitive backslide in EU leadership for our ocean
EU fisheries ministers have adopted a strikingly regressive position on the post-2020 funding strategy for the maritime and fisheries sector (EMFF).

National energy plans: EU must raise the bar - Greenpeace
Ahead of a crucial summit that could define the EU’s collective response to the climate crisis, the European Commission has released its recommendations to EU countries on their National Energy and Climate Plans (NECPs).

Climate verdict: EU Commission to analyse national plans
The European Commission is to publish an analysis of Member States' draft climate and energy plans for 2030 (NECPs), and recommendations on each one tomorrow, 18 June. The final versions of the NECPs are due in by the end of 2019. See national quotes from WWF offices, below.

Interview with Sponsor & Exhibitor Mynaric AG released for the 4th Annual UAV Technology Conference
SMi reports: A Q+A has been released with sponsor and exhibitor Mynaric AG, who will also be presenting at the UAV Technology conference in London

European SMEs further join forces
In November 2018, UEAPME rebranded to SMEunited and set out to shape Europe for SMEs and to strengthen SMEs in Europe.

SMEs say GDPR needs reality check
SMEunited calls on the European Commission to make a reality check of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Ahead of the stocktaking event organised by the Commission on 13th June, SMEunited surveyed its member organisations and their message is clear: the new Commission should work on a reality tested design for the GDPR.

Biggest dam removal in European history
In a historic moment for Europe's rivers, the first breach was made today in the 36 metre high Vezins Dam - kick-starting the biggest dam removal in Europe so far.

Leaked: EU strategic agenda fails to back urgent action against climate crisis - Greenpeace
A leaked five-year plan setting political priorities for Europe has exposed a stubborn reluctance by governments to take urgent action against the existential climate and ecological crisis, warned Greenpeace.

SMi release 8 key reasons to attend Air Missile Defence Technology conference 2019
SMi reports: 8 key reasons have been released to attend Air Missile Defence Technology conference, in Prague on the 22nd -23rd October 2019

Protests at pan-European motorway project as time runs out for key wildlife site - Friends of the Earth
Dozens of activists from across Europe have dropped a banner at an international road in Kresna gorge, Bulgaria, to protest against the lack of action from the European Commission and the Bulgarian government to save the key EU-protected wildlife site.

EY survey reveals France top in Europe for innovative & industrial investments
The 2019 edition of EY's 'France Attractiveness Survey' published on 4 June confirms France’s increasing appeal as an investment location.

EU leadership in ocean governance must help curb climate change impacts to global food security
In a policy briefing published today, WWF calls on the EU to lead on global ocean governance in the face of climate change impacts on fisheries and food security.

EuroCommerce and GS1 in Europe agree to strengthen cooperation
EuroCommerce and GS1 in Europe signed on 29 May a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to work more intensively together in the field of supply chain cooperation, standards, and technologies.

New report shows some EU Member States intent on burning coal for electricity beyond 2030 whilst banking on EU funding for a just energy transition
Today, a new report by Climate Action Network (CAN) Europe and Sandbag reveals Member States are receiving EU energy transition support but not committing to phase-out coal.

Better work-life balance would shrink the gender pay gap
The gender pay gap reveals the different realities that women and men face in their professional and personal lives. Today, women across the EU earn on average, 16% less per hour than men. The biggest gap in earnings is among couples with children - showing that the financial cost of having a family falls heavily on women’s shoulders.