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Audit preview 02/2022: Becoming the world’s second largest battery producer

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The European Commission has designated battery development and production as a strategic imperative for Europe. Increasing sustainable battery production in the European Union will make a significant contribution to the clean energy transition, and is crucial to the future competitiveness of the EU’s automotive sector.

The topic is highly relevant to the EU’s role as a key industrial player and as a leader in the clean energy transition. Europe’s strategic autonomy is also at stake in a context of rapid growth in demand for batteries, especially due to increased demand for electric vehicles.

Significant amounts of EU spending have been allocated to this area in recent years, an effort which is likely to continue in the future.

The European Court of Auditors is starting work on an audit to find out whether the Commission has been effective in developing a globally competitive and sustainable value chain for batteries in the EU.

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