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  • On June 29, 2021
Bogomir Auprih

The Slovenian EU Presidency must focus on creating a legislative framework which combines sustainability and competitiveness

On 1st July 2021, Slovenia will for the second time since 2007, take over the Presidency of the EU Council. The Slovenian EU Presidency will play a key role on the new Batteries Regulation and other policy files of the Green Deal.

Our company TAB d.d. (TAB Tovarna Akumulatorskih Baterij d.d.) is a manufacturer of automotive and industrial batteries with factories in Črna na Koroškem and Žerjav (both in Slovenia) as well as in the Republic of Northern Macedonia. TAB was established more than 50 years ago and employs more than 1,500 workers.

One key challenge for the Slovenian EU Presidency in the next six months will be to continue the work on the new Batteries Regulation. Manufacturers, such as TAB, produce batteries of various technologies, e.g. lead- and lithium-based batteries, for various applications, e.g. automotive, traction, stationary storage. The role of the new Batteries Regulation will be to balance various aspects of all these technologies and applications – finding the right balance will be the task of the EU institutions.

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