Digitisation and climate - Europe must not let up
European policy must also make its contribution do ensure that industry can meet its current challenges.
"Fight against bureaucracy must go on"
Regulation at European level also benefits the export-driven mechanical engineering sector. However, the EU must prevent unnecessary burdens on businesses.
"The commitment to the EU must be followed by concrete initiatives"
Only in a strong European Union will Europe and European industry meet the challenges of the future. From the point of view of the VDMA, it is important that the member states once again made a clear commitment to cooperation at the summit in Sibiu before the European elections.
"Europe must speak with one voice in world trade"
In the long term, German and European mechanical engineering companies can only thrive in a strong EU in global competition. This makes it all the more important to strengthen the European Parliament in the forthcoming European elections with a broad legitimacy: "Go Vote - Engineering industry votes for Europe".
VDMA calls for participation in European elections
Just in time for the start of the European election campaign, the VDMA is launching its initiative "Go Vote - Engineering industry votes for Europe". With this initiative, the Association calls on its members and their staff to take part in the European elections on 26 May 2019.
New Market Surveillance Regulation adopted
The European Parliament adopted the new Market Surveillance Regulation in its plenary session on 17 April. Online trading should be better captured.
"Businesses need clarity on Brexit"
By extending the deadline for Britain's withdrawal, the EU is showing a sense of responsibility. Nevertheless, the mechanical engineering industry hopes that the Brexit drama will soon come to an end.
"Ethics debate about AI must differentiate"
The mechanical engineering industry sees the guidelines of the EU expert group on the use of AI as an important contribution in the public debate, but warns against drawing red lines too early.
"We must talk not only about our Europe's values, but also our interests"
At the European Political Reception at the Hannover Messe, former Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel demanded more common efforts in Europe - and called to strengthen pro-European forces in the European elections.
VDMA calls for reliable framework for European low-carbon economy
Climate protection and economic success can go hand in hand, if barriers to the deployment and investments into low carbon technologies are removed.


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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