Mergers: Commission opens in-depth investigation into Hydro’s proposed acquisition of Alumetal

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The European Commission has opened an in-depth investigation to assess the proposed acquisition of Alumetal by Norsk Hydro under the EU Merger Regulation. The Commission is concerned that the proposed acquisition may reduce competition in the production and supply of aluminium foundry alloys and […]

The answer to the aluminium industry’s emissions issue? Aluminium’s infinite recyclability

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Renée van Heusden, Project Lead, Materials Cluster – Aluminium & Steel, World Economic Forum & Jörgen Sandström, Head of Energy , Materials, Infrastructure Program – Industrial Transformation, World Economic Forum & Shaun Chau, ANZ Sustainability Lead, Accenture & […]

Joint EU-US Statement on a Global Arrangement on Sustainable Steel and Aluminium

This article is brought to you in association with the European Commission. The United States and the EU have today taken joint steps to re-establish historical transatlantic trade flows in steel and aluminium and to strengthen their partnership and address shared challenges in the steel and aluminium sector.  As a part of that partnership, they intend […]

US-EU trade war: Berlin fearful of the second round

Finally, Trump did it. He declared war against his country’s closest and more loyal allies Canada, the European Union and Mexico. In the case of the EU though, things may be more complicated than the super tariffs on steel and aluminum products of 25% and 10% respectively, imposed as from 1 June by the US […]