The Minister of Economy, Florin Spătaru, states that Europe must focus on the development of an ecosystem of batteries to strengthen the value chain and respect the principles of the circular economy. “For Romania, the production of batteries is an objective towards the transition to a clean energy”, he says, according to News.ro.
“The high level of dependence of the European Union (EU) on imports could expose the industry to high costs and risks in the supply chain, and the expansion of the electric vehicle market will considerably increase the demand for raw materials in the next decade. The EU must use completely its commercial policy to ensure a sustainable and safe supply in order to move to a circular economy through recovery, reuse and recycling,” said the Minister of Economy, Florin Spataru, during the 7th Meeting at the high level of the European Alliance for batteries taking place in Brussels, according to a press release sent by the ministry.
The Vice-President of the European Commission Maroš Šefčovič and the European Commissioner for the Internal Market, Thierry Breton, hosted, on Wednesday, the high-level meeting with the Member States, with the aim of discussing the next decisive steps for the promotion of clean mobility and for overcoming the dependence on energy and raw materials at EU level.
In this sense, a series of strategic documents have been developed that help member states, regions and European industry to develop innovative and competitive projects for the production of batteries in the EU.
“For Romania, the production of batteries is an objective towards the transition to clean energy. This aspect will stimulate the creation of jobs and economic growth, it will boost research and innovation at the level of the Romanian industry. The Ministry of Economy has as a priority the acceleration of Romania’s integration in the value chain of batteries at the European level. Our country actively participates in the development of the optimal framework for electromobility, part of the Green Deal objectives,” Minister Florin Spătaru added.