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Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council concerning batteries and waste batteries, amending Directive 2008/98/EC and Regulation (EU) 2019/1020 and repealing Directive 2006/66/EC
Entered into force: 17 August 2023
A new law to ensure that batteries are collected, reused and recycled in Europe is entering into force today. The new Batteries Regulation will ensure that, in the future, batteries have a low carbon footprint, use minimal harmful substances, need less raw materials from non-EU countries, and are collected, reused and recycled to a high degree in Europe.
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Published: 16 August 2023
In the first quarter of 2023, EU economy greenhouse gas emissions totalled 941 million tonnes of CO2-equivalents (CO2-eq), a 2.9% decrease compared with the same quarter of 2022 (969 million tonnes of CO2-eq).
State aid: Commission approves €800 million Czech scheme to support companies facing increased energy costs in the context of Russia’s war against Ukraine
Published: 23 August 2023
The European Commission has approved an approximately €800 million (CZK 19 billion) Czech scheme to support companies affected by increased energy costs in the context of Russia’s war against Ukraine.