EU plans ‘Chips Act’ to promote semi-conductor self sufficiency

The European Commission announced plans on Wednesday for a new #chipmaking ‘ecosystem’, to keep the #EU #competitive and self-sufficient after a global semi-conductor shortage showed the hazards of relying on Asian and US suppliers. “Digital is the make-or-break issue,” Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said in a policy speech at the European Parliament in Strasbourg on Wednesday. FRANCE 24’s International Affairs Editor Philip Turle tells us more.