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Bündnis90/Die Grünen as lobbyists of the German steel industry? – Stainless Espresso 

20 September 2023 – Are the German Bündnis90/Die Grünen lobbying the European and German steel industry? A look at the recent past and current election programmes quickly makes this clearer and declares CBAM, which is not supposed to be a market protection measure, to be an EU market protection measure. And the German and British Producer Price Indices for August have both exceeded expectations and are moving within an economically positive framework. 

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SMEs ignored by European Commission for decades – Stainless Espresso

14 September 2023 – Nearly 23 million small and medium-sized enterprises have played a subordinate role in the European Union for almost 30 years. Why EC President Ursula von der Leyen only now wants to have recognised this remains a mystery. It is more than doubtful whether her SME envoy, who is to be appointed, will change anything, since the EC actively ignores its own impact assessments on SMEs – even when it is pointed out to it. And the Asian SHFE is in a positive mood, base metals are rising.

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EU CBAM: Campaign gift for resigned EC Vice-President? – Stainless Espresso

12 September 2023 – Was the rushed introduction of the final EU CBAM Regulation on 17 August 2023 just an election campaign gift for Frans Timmermans, who resigned as Executive Vice-President of the EUROPEAN COMMISSION on 22 August 2023? And immediate action against EU anti-circumvention procedures demanded from the EU Parliament. Thorsten Gerber, CEO of the Gerber Group sends a fire letter to the Members of the European Parliament.

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Raw nickel supply remains tight, producers nearly sold out in August – Stainless Espresso

11 September 2023 – As raw nickel supplies remain tight and producers of nickel sulphate nearly sold out in August, analysts are positive on the price trend of the stainless steel and battery raw material. Out of fear of shortages, NPI producers are already stockpiling raw materials. And have EU stainless steel producers forgotten how to act economically due to too many market protection measures?

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