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10.05.2019

"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.

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09.05.2019

"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.

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03.05.2019

"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".

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24.04.2019

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.

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11.04.2019

"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.

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08.04.2019

"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.

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"Fight against bureaucracy must go on"
"The commitment to the EU must be followed by concret...
"Europe must speak with one voice in world trade"
VDMA calls for participation in European elections
"Businesses need clarity on Brexit"
"Ethics debate about AI must differentiate"
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17.04.2019

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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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