"Delay of Brexite only with clear perspective"
The EU should be open to an extension of the deadline for Britain to withdraw. However, the British side must show how it intends to use the additional time.
VDMA publishes checklists to prepare for a hard Brexit
Companies should prepare in time for the UK's withdrawal from the EU. The VDMA has compiled checklists for its members.
EU Parliament paves the way for European investment screening
In the future, the EU wants to examine foreign investments more closely. Technologies such as artificial intelligence or robotics are also affected.
VDMA calls for open, digitised and globally connectable circular economy
In two new position papers, the VDMA outlines the opportunities, challenges and necessary legal framework conditions of the circular economy.
Mechanical engineering brings AI to reality
As a highly innovative industry, mechanical engineering is an important and application-oriented driver of artificial intelligence (AI). Its companies bring AI into industrial value chains and to a variety of customers and industries - in Germany, Europe and worldwide. Embedded in machines and in industrial solutions, AI is a part of Industrie 4.0 and of networked production and intelligent products.
EU Commission promotes new industrial policy goals
At the "Industry Day" in Brussels, Commission President Juncker focused on criteria such as climate and consumer protection.
EU presents scenarios on a more sustainable Europe by 2030
The European Commission regards environmental and social standards as an essential part of its economic policy. This offers opportunities for mechanical engineering companies - but also the danger of additional requirements.
"No new hope of avoiding the hard Brexit"
Great Britain continues to struggle for a common position on the withdrawal from the EU. This increases the danger of a Brexit without an exit agreement.
"Treaty of Aachen must be more than symbolic politics"
Germany and France want to work more closely together politically. From the point of view of the VDMA, a first step in this direction would be to simplify the posting of workers.
EU Member States pave the way for new regulation on electric motors
The mechanical engineering industry supports the new electric motor regulation EU Member States approved on 14 January 2019. However, the VDMA reminds that untapped potential lies in a system approach.


Contacts in Brussels
With the European Office, the VDMA and its experts represent the mechanical engineering in Brussels. Do you have any inquiries or comments? Give us a call or send us an e-mail.
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Holger Kunze
Holger Kunze
Director European Office
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