Monthly Briefs

LUHNIP Monthly Brief on Industrial Policy – October 2023

Last Month in Brief

▪ 3 October: The European Commission publishes its list of critical technologies for
EU economic security

▪ 4 October: The European Commission opens an anti-subsidy investigation into
battery electric vehicles from China

▪ 5 October: The European Parliament approves the appointments of new
Commissioners Maroš Šefčovič and Wopke Hoekstra for the European Green Deal
and climate action

▪ 6 October: Informal European Council in Granada (Spain)

▪ 13 October: The European Commission opens an investigation into the activities of
X (ex-Twitter) as part of the Digital Services Act (DSA)

▪ 16 October: The Environment and Climate Council agrees on the proposal for a
Regulation setting CO2 emission standard for new heavy-duty vehicles

▪ 17 October: The Energy Council adopts a proposal to amend the EU’s electricity
market design (EMD)

▪ 20 October: EU-US Summit in Washington DC

▪ 23 October: The Trade Council adopts the instrument to protect the EU against
economic coercion by third countries

▪ 25-26 October: European Council meeting in Brussels

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