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European automobile manufacturers welcomed the main recommendations of the final report by the CARS21 High-level Group but warned that these proposals now need to be executed urgently. The report, produced by a coalition of EU Commissioners, various ministers, automobile industry CEOs, suppliers, trade unions and civil society, lists ways and means of strengthening the future of the automobile industry in Europe.“It is essential that the findings are implemented and real action taken as soon as possible”, said Sergio Marchionne, President of the industry’s trade association ACEA and CEO of FIAT S.p.A. The CARS21 report focuses on improving the competitiveness of the auto industry in a global perspective, by streamlining the EU regulatory framework and better coordinating relevant European policies.The European automotive industry needs the EU regulatory framework to be supportive in order to sustain and strengthen the sector’s position in the fiercely competitive global market place. Regulation can too often add undue complexity limit flexibility.The European manufacturers are world leaders in low-carbon technologies, road safety solutions and intelligent mobility concepts.  ‘Smarter’ policies and regulations can and should reinforce the industry’s competitiveness and benefit the European economy as a whole.Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) read more

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Leading professors have criticised the narrow prism through which British History is delivered within higher education, arguing that it overlooks the contribution of Scottish developments. The history taught to students at universities is biased against Scotland due to the shortage of senior academics hailing from North of the border, senior historians have claimed. Ali Ansari, Professor of Modern History at the University of St Andrews, warned that students are learning “Anglo-Scottish history as a series of antagonisms” instead of an interlinked set of events. Speaking at the Chalke Valley History Festival near Salisbury, he expressed his shock at there being no chairs of Scottish History in…

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