News from Brussels

European Parliament launches debate on artificial intelligence
The European Parliament's Internal Market and Consumer Protection Committee (IMCO) today discussed artificial intelligence (AI) at its first meeting of the new year.
EU Parliament sends clear signal against protectionism
The European Parliament's Committee on International Trade (INTA) today gave its consent to the Free Trade and Investment Protection Agreement with Vietnam in its first meeting of the new year.
VDMA provides feedback on the planned EU Circular Economy Action Plan
The European Commission has recently published a “Roadmap on the New Circular Economy Action Plan”, as announced under the Green Deal, and has asked stakeholder for their feedback.
VDMA calls for more harmonisation concerning the Posting of Workers Directive
The VDMA used a meeting on 13 January 2020 with the cabinet of Commissioner Schmit (Employment and Social Rights) in Brussels to explain the enormous bureaucratic effort involved in the posting of workers within the EU
Understanding the Green New Deal: out with the old, in with the new?
Figuring at the top of the agenda and the three words on everyone’s lips in Brussels, the Green New Deal positions the new European Commission as a global leader on climate action. VDMA European Office takes a look at the planned measures and their potential impact on the mechanical engineering sector.
Green New Deal: A window of opportunity for innovative technologies and industries
VDMA welcomes the Commission proposal for a Green New Deal. This is an encouraging first step on the path to reaching the EU’s climate targets which puts industrial policy back on the European Commission’s agenda. Mrs von der Leyen has shown her Green Agenda is more than an election campaign and is prepared to act.
European Parliament and Council agree on compromise on EU taxonomy
The European Parliament and the Council have agreed on a compromise on the classification of Sustainable Ffinance, the so-called EU Taxonomy.
"We have a problem with plastic waste, but we also have the technological solutions."
Since the debate on plastic waste in our oceans dominates the public discussion, the transformation of our economic into a circular economy has been on top of the agenda.
VDMA: "Europe must act on equal terms with the USA and China"
The industrial community supports the EU. The Commission must take advantage of this tailwind to finally complete the internal market and do much more to promote free trade globally.
VDMA project "climate-neutral production": Practical guideline to inform and support member companies
Climate change is at the top of the agenda: this applies to politics, legislation and business.


Contacts in Brussels
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