The EU-Commission published on 13 May 2020 a so-called tourism and transport package. One aim is to help the EU Member States in gradually lifting the travel restrictions imposed to combat the COVID-19 outbreak.
After numerous Member States have closed their national borders in recent weeks, the EU Commission is now launching an initiative to protect the Internal Market.
VDMA demands that State credit insurers must be allowed to resume operations if the private market fails. Private export credit insurances are in particular relevant for the European business of the mechanical engineering industry.
The 27 EU Member States have defined their negotiating line for the future relationship with the United Kingdom.
The plenary of the European Parliament voted on the Free Trade Agreement and the Investment Protection Agreement with Vietnam on 12 February 2020.
Strengthening Europe's sovereignty, developing a tougher position on China, mastering the brexit and - last but not least - implementing the Green Deal that was recently proposed by the new EU Commission. The EU has great tasks ahead of it, as Daniel Caspary, Member of the European Parliament (MEP), made clear to all participants during his speech on the VDMA Executive Board.
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.
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
The joint letter signed by several associations explains the bureaucratic hurdles, for example, through different reporting obligations in the various EU states.
Niels Karssen
Niels Karssen
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