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VDMA sees improvements through EP report on data governance
VDMA welcomes the EU Parliament's draft report on the proposal on European data governance. It is clear that many data applications in mechanical engineering are excluded according to the Parliament.
Euro 7: VDMA advocates better air quality and a future for all climate neutral technologies
VDMA welcomes the efforts of the EU Commission to further improve air quality in Europe. Our industry is rising to the challenge of further lowering limit values and adapting measurement methods.
New EU security law hits small businesses too hard
The EU Commission is planning far-reaching obligations for the prevention and reporting of cyber attacks. These will affect almost all medium-sized industrial companies. VDMA is calling for relief for small businesses.
"EU framework must be SME-friendly and manageable"
A European supply chain law must take into account what small and medium-sized companies can realistically achieve. To fully monitor hundreds of suppliers from all over the world is almost impossible, especially for medium-sized companies.
Sustainable Finance Advisory Board focuses on export finance
Sustainable financing is also becoming increasingly important for everyday business, and Germany is to be developed into a leading location for "sustainable finance". Noticeable changes are proposed for export financing.
Virtual discussion on the European system on due diligence of supply chains
VDMA Vice President Bertram Kawlath will discuss the consequences of a European system of due diligence for supply chains with representatives of the EU Commission, the EU Parliament and civil society on 9 March. Registrations are still open and free.
Opportunities and risks of the Green Deal
The Corona pandemic has become a decisive stepping stone for the EU Commission's climate agenda. The Green Deal offers many opportunities for the mechanical engineering industry - if it is based on market principles.
EU digital policy: from consumer protection to geostrategy
Platforms, AI, data or cybersecurity: the EU sets the rules on digital issues. But there is more ambition: digitalisation should solve social problems and strengthen the EU worldwide.
New EU Battery Regulation: VDMA organised Sustainable Batteries Workshop
The implementation of the European Green Deal, with the primary goal of transforming the economy into a carbon-neutral and circular future, is increasingly taking shape.
Climate protection needs green technologies from mechanical engineering
Mechanical and plant engineering plays a key role in reducing global greenhouse gas emissions. Not only because machines are performing their service ever more efficiently and thus conserving resources, but also because mechanical and plant engineering equips all industrial sectors worldwide with state-of-the-art technology.
Feb 2021
The new EU Trade Strategy
Feb 2021
The new EU Trade Strategy
Jan 2021
What expectations does VDMA have of the new US President Joe Biden? Niels Karssen from the VDMA European Office in Brussels explains the importance of the USA for the machinery and plant engineering sector and summarizes the industry's demands on EU-US relations.
Summer 2020
The new EU plastic tax
Jan 2021
What expectations does VDMA have of the new US President Joe Biden? Niels Karssen from the VDMA European Office in Brussels explains the importance of the USA for the machinery and plant engineering sector and summarizes the industry's demands on EU-US relations.
Summer 2020
The new EU plastic tax
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