First Meeting of the High Level Group "CARS21"
Günter Verheugen, Vice-President of the EC in charge of Enterprise and Industry and Chairman of the High Level Group, and Stavros Dimas, Member of the EC in charge of Environment, took part to the first meeting of the High Level Group 'Competitive Automotive Regulatory System for the 21st Century' (CARS21). The group consists of prominent representatives of the EU car sector, Member States, the European Parliament, Trade Unions, NGO’s, users and the Commission.
The members of the High Level Group attending the meeting thus included Margaret Beckett, British Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, Peter Scherrer, General Secretary of European Metalworkers' Federation (EMF), Bernd Pischetsrieder, President of the European Automobile Manufacturers Association(ACEA) and CEO of Volkswagen, Leif Johansson, President of AB Volvo and CEO of the Volvo Group, Lewis Booth, CEO of Ford Europe, Max Mosley, President of the International Automobile Federation (FIA), Patrick Devedjian, French Minister for Industry Delegate to the Ministry for Economy, Finance and Industry, David Baldock, Executive Director of the Institute for European Environmental Policy, Garrelt Duin, Member of the EP, Louis Schweitzer, CEO of Renault Group, Wolfgang Clement, German Federal Minister for the Economy and Labour, Martin Jahn, Czech Deputy Prime Minister, Sergio Marchionne, CEO of Fiat, Pietro Lunardi, Italian Minister for Infrastructures and Transports, Malcolm Harbour, Member of the EP, Armand Batteux, President of the European Association of Automotive Suppliers (CLEPA), and Wilhelm Bonse-Geuking, President of the European Petroleum Industry Association (EUROPIA).
Group photo of the High Level Group with, from left to right:
- In the front row; Stavros ...