The European Directive on End Of Life Vehicles (ELV) has proven during the years to be a useful instrument for setting up a proper management system aimed at managing vehicles and their parts at their end of life stage.
However, technical and social developments imposed its updated to make it more appropriate for future challenges.
Nowadays, the priority is to have a functional management and treatment of the end of life vehicles and, in particular, of their parts and constituent materials. The priority is to go circular
and thus EUROFER welcomes the opportunity of contributing to the evaluation of the directive and giving his views for improving it. The present paper wants to present some general issues and/or comments linked to the actual use of and to aspects not sufficiently covered by the directive. Moreover, the paper will to highlight issues identified by the sector and how these could be solved in future.
Brussels, 07 December 2023 – The inclusion of transformative industrial technologies for the decarbonisation of energy-intensive sectors, such as steel, in the list of net-zero technologies in the general approach adopted by the Council on the Net Zero Industry Act (NZIA), sends a positive signal at a crucial time when governments are deliberating urgent measures to protect the climate at COP28 in Dubai. Parliament and Council should now seize the opportunity to reach an ambitious agreement to promote EU-made green products in public auctions of net-zero technologies and to drive Carbon Capture, Usage and Storage (CCUS) in Europe. Promoting lead markets and CCUS are essential tools for sustaining the transition to low-carbon steelmaking, says the European Steel Association.
Brussels, 01 December 2023 – Further delays in implementing EU sanctions against Russian steel semifinished products would have a perverse effect, ultimately fuelling Putin’s war machine against Ukraine. The EU Council should reject additional exemption requests from a few member states defending the lucrative business model of few steel rerollers. The trade dynamic that takes advantage of cheap steel imported from Russia while aiding the supply to its military and related downstream sectors must come to an end, states the European Steel Association.
Industriall & EUROFER joint statement