European steel chiefs send open letter to EU leaders over industry's future

Bosses from 76 major European steel companies have sent an open letter to the governments of all EU member states calling on political leaders to “help preserve a sustainable and globally competitive European steel industry”.

“In Europe, we must be able to produce the innovative steels that underpin modern society – and that helps reduce CO2 emissions,” the letter said. Representatives of the European Parliament, European Commission and the Environment Council will meet in Brussels on Tuesday May 30 to negotiate EU Emissions Trading System (ETS) reform from 2021. This is the last opportunity to shape EU emissions trading in a way that ensures progress in reducing pollution without endangering the steel industry in Germany and across Europe and, thereby, protecting the millions of jobs...


Maria Tanatar

May 30, 2017

13:51 GMT