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14.01.2019

EU Member States pave the way for new regulation on electric motors

The mechanical engineering industry supports the new electric motor regulation EU Member States approved on 14 January 2019. However, the VDMA reminds that untapped potential lies in a system approach.

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11.01.2019

EU needs an objective debate on ethics and Artificial Intelligence

Also the EU Parliament is intensively discussing how the use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) should be politically addressed. On 14th January, the European Parliament's Industry Committee will vote on a report in which MEPs set out their views on the future of AI.

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21.12.2018

EU agrees on framework for cyber security certificates

The EU Parliament, Member States and the European Commission have agreed on the so-called "Cybersecurity Act".

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19.12.2018

"Businesses must prepare for chaotic Brexit"

The European Commission has presented concrete plans for the case of a hard breach in which the United Kingdom leaves the European Union in March 2019 without a follow-up agreement. VDMA Managing Director Thilo Brodtmann considers it negligent not to prepare for this.

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17.12.2018

"The result of the UN Climate Conference is too hesitant"

At the conference in Katowice, the international community agreed on a common rulebook for the implementation of the Paris Agreement.

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10.12.2018

EU’s plan for AI paves the European way, but overlooks industrial potential

The EU-Commission convincingly underpins its ambition to coordinate efforts in Europe with the “Coordinated plan for Artificial Intelligence”. However, the VDMA demands a clearer focus on industrial applications.

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EU Member States pave the way for new regulation on electr...
EU needs an objective debate on ethics and Artificial Inte...

21.12.2018

EU agrees on framework for cyber security certificates
"Businesses must prepare for chaotic Brexit"

17.12.2018

"The result of the UN Climate Conference is too hesit...

10.12.2018

EU’s plan for AI paves the European way, but overlooks ind...
VDMA European Office reports from Brussels

EU standardisation strategy must not lead to bureaucratisation

26.11.2018 The EU Commission has presented an action plan aimed at making the existing standardisation system more efficient. The VDMA argues that standardisation is a common task of the private sector and public institutions.

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Mechanical engineering shows EU-Parliamentarian Dennis Radtke practical effects of the Posting of Workers Directive

01.10.2018 The very far-reaching requirements for the posting of workers to other EU countries make it increasingly difficult for German mechanical engineering companies to do business within the EU Single Market.

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“Plastics need to be given a value”

13.09.2018 The European Parliament has approved a resolution on the implementation of the EU Plastics Strategy with the aim of increasing the recycling rate in the EU.

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VDMA and EU discuss how to deal with investment from China

07.09.2018 The EU is currently negotiating greater control over investment from China. At an event in Brussels, representatives of the mechanical engineering sector argued in favour of market opening in China rather than investment barriers in Europe.

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EU creates conditions for more effective market surveillance

05.09.2018 The European Parliament’s Internal Market Committee has approved a new framework for the conformity and enforcement of product legislation, paving the way for better monitoring of the internal market.

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