Ministerial meeting of the European Battery Alliance
On Thursday 26 September, Commission Vice-President Maroš Šefčovič will chair the European Battery Alliance High-Level Meeting with Ministers and CEOs who have been most actively involved in the Alliance. The European battery industry has been identified as a strategic value chain for the EU in the context of a strengthened industrial policy strategy. Batteries are a key enabling technology and will be essential for decarbonisation of the mobility sector and the transition to a low carbon economy. The Ministerial meeting tomorrow will be an important milestone to take stock of our achievements and to discuss collectively the steps ahead to be able to produce at scale by 2023-2025. Vice-President Šefčovič will also attend the Competitiveness Council where he will inform all Member States on the progress made so far. This will be followed by a doorstep press opportunity at the VIP corner in the Europa building +/- 12h45. In the run up to the High-Level Meeting – today 25 September – Commission Vice-President Maroš Šefčovič attends an industrial segment of the European Battery Alliance (Rue du Parnasse 19, Brussels) where the European Battery Alliance Business Investment Platform will be launched. It is aimed at facilitating the matchmaking between projects owners and financial stakeholders. “By pulling together, we have given traction to impressive industrial and innovation dynamics, thus enabling EU companies to take an undisputable lead in this strategic sector. I am sure that the Platform will contribute decisively to accelerating the deployment of commercially successful solutions, going from lab to market in record-time,” Vice-President Šefčovič has said.