Newsletter 6th June 2024

Newsletter 6th June 2024

Co-decision In my previous article I advocated the cooperation between ATF associations and their networks among authorities, national politicians and MEPs. This issue I want to explain the phase of the process in which the proposal for the Vehicle Directive is and...

Minutes 2001-2011

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After have your say, now what?

After have your say, now what?

After ‘Have your say’, now what? In a previous article EGARA called all her members and their associated dismantlers to respond to the ‘Have your say’ invitation of the European Commission. This was done and lead to a great number of responses. Not only of...

Spare part promotion

Article EGARA February 2023 Spare parts promotion Recently, EGARA had contact with a delegation from the EC to discuss the promotion of spare parts. They responded to a mail that we sent some time ago, but clearly it hadn’t been lost. So our remarks were noticed and...

EGARA speech IARC Basel 2022

This year’s International Automotive Recycling Congress was held in Basel on 5th -7th July. EGARA was fortunate to have a speech on Wednesday 6th July. It’s probably not a surprise that we choose to speak about EV batteries. In the presentation we tried to explain to...

And again: Batteries…

This topic seems to be an ongoing source for worries and interpretations. At EGARA it’s not any different. But: we discussed this topic more than elaborate with people from DG Environment (they liked our critical questions and comments) and reduced our worries (EPR?...

Battery regulation again

As most of you probably know, the Battery Regulation is under amendment of the European Parliament (EP). This means that the proposal is being changed and adjusted. How it’s changed, is visible at the EP website at...
Newsletter 22-03-2022

Newsletter 22-03-2022

Batteries Batteries continue to keep us (ATFs) busy. Not just what to do with them, but also who’s responsible for what and who’s the owner of them. And what is allowed if you as ATF are owner? Traction batteries A lot is said about batteries and probably a lot will...