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Parliamentary question - E-000782/2023Parliamentary question

Microchip shortage: calling on the Commission to take action to rescue the European automotive industry and take steps to avoid loss of competitiveness and jobs


Question for written answer  E-000782/2023
to the Commission
Rule 138
Elisabetta De Blasis (ID), Silvia Sardone (ID), Paola Ghidoni (ID), Isabella Tovaglieri (ID), Elena Lizzi (ID), Matteo Gazzini (ID), Paolo Borchia (ID), Rosanna Conte (ID)

The shortage of microchips and semiconductors is placing severe strain on the automotive industry sector. In February, for the second time in 2023, the biggest production facility for vans and commercial vehicles in Europe, the Stellantis Group’s Sevel plant in Atessa (Abruzzo), shut down production because of a lack of these components.

The ongoing issues with the volatile supply of semiconductors from Asian countries are affecting the plant’s competitiveness on the world market. It will not be able to fulfil scheduled orders.

The ‘Chips Act’, which lays down a framework of measures to strengthen Europe’s semiconductor ecosystem and set up a crisis response mechanism, introducing emergency measures, may not come in time, nor may the regulation establishing ‘joint undertakings’ dedicated to the production of semiconductors in Europe.

In view of the above, can the Commission answer the following questions:

Submitted: 8.3.2023

Last updated: 14 March 2023
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