Industrial Strategy update: 6 green initiatives you need know about

Industrial Strategy update: 6 green initiatives you need know about

The European Commission unveiled on Wednesday its updated Industrial Strategy, featuring new commitments to boost the ‘green and digital’ transitions in light of the Covid-19 crisis. Here’s what you... Read more

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