News from Brussels

VDMA urges in open letter to facilitate posting of workers
The joint letter signed by several associations explains the bureaucratic hurdles, for example, through different reporting obligations in the various EU states.
VDMA promotes free trade in talks with EU parliamentarians
The association urges progress regarding topics such as WTO reform, bilateral trade agreements and dealing with China and the USA.
"Brexit chaos can hopefully be avoided"
There is new hope for the European mechanical engineering industry that the hard Brexit can be prevented. In the long term, the industry supports a trade agreement with the United Kingdom.
EU Member States call for a more ambitious circular economy
At their meeting on 4 October, the environment ministers of the EU member states adopted conclusions on "More circularity - Transition to a sustainable society".
EU Commission adopts new ecodesign requirements
Products such as refrigerators, electric motors or welding equipment are in future subject to new requirements for example concerning energy efficiency.
EU Circular Economy needs cross-sector actions
At the EU Circular Economy Conference in Helsinki, EU lawmakers and industry representatives discussed technologies and policy options which could accelerate the transition towards a circular and sustainable economy.
"Climate and environment benefit from trade agreements"
Dialogue is better than isolation: In Brussels, the VDMA promotes international cooperation in trade and climate policy.
"EU Commission leaves companies in the lurch concerning posting of workers"
Posting workers to other EU countries is currently associated with disproportionate bureaucracy. In a recent report, the Commission ignores the problem.
Manufacturing Research: EU must invest where it makes impact
Europe’s R&I-community meets in Brussels to discuss the role of Research & Innovation for a sustainable and prosperous Europe - and also its implications for companies.
Industry develops solutions for improved use of plastics
With the declaration of the Circular Plastic Alliance, the EU is taking an important step towards more recycling in Europe.


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
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