The European Automobile Manufacturers' Association (ACEA) today convened its Liaison Committee for a scheduled meeting, bringing together representatives of both vehicle manufacturers and national automotive associations.
The Liaison Committee is a quarterly ACEA meeting for representatives from across the European automobile industry to discuss issues affecting the sector on both European and national levels. This meeting was kindly hosted by the Belgian Federation of Automobile and Motorcycle Industries (FEBIAC), in Brussels.
The committee discussed a number of topics of current interest to the industry, including the implementation of eCall, vehicle connectivity, industrial policy, the climate and energy package, and the forthcoming European Parliament elections. The representatives of Europe's national automotive industry associations also gave an overview of the status of the motor vehicle market in their regions.
Speaking after the meeting, ACEA Secretary General Erik Jonnaert said, 'This meeting was an important opportunity for policy exchange between motor vehicle manufacturers and European and national-level automotive representatives. ACEA is reinforcing its relationship with the national associations, and will continue to work closely with them to push for the continued growth and development of one of Europe's most strategic manufacturing industries.'
The European automobile industry employs around 13 million people directly and indirectly, and annually contributes billions of euros to Europe's economy.