Spanish EU Presidency – Overview of Policy and Agenda

Submitted by Admin on Fri, 07/14/2023 - 00:59

From July to December 2023, Spain will assume the Presidency of the EU. The Spanish Presidency is expected to work on many EU areas relevant to the PGM industry, including the Critical Raw Materials Act, Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence legislation, Ecodesign directive, Clean air regulation including CO2 emissions legislation and Euro7 standard. 

The Spanish Presidency has established four priorities for its semester, listed below—and in brackets how the Spanish prime minister described them:
    1. Reindustrialise the EU and ensure its open strategic autonomy (‘make the EU less dependent on foreign manufacturers’)
    2. Advance in the green transition and the environmental adaptation (‘green transition’)
    3. Promoting greater social and economic justice (‘social rights and welfare’)
    4. Strengthening European unity (‘make the EU a key geopolitical player to rival China and the United States’)
Please see the link for the full report provided by the IPA for more details.