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15.03.2019

"Delay of Brexite only with clear perspective"

The EU should be open to an extension of the deadline for Britain to withdraw. However, the British side must show how it intends to use the additional time.

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01.03.2019

VDMA publishes checklists to prepare for a hard Brexit

Companies should prepare in time for the UK's withdrawal from the EU. The VDMA has compiled checklists for its members.

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14.02.2019

EU Parliament paves the way for European investment screening

In the future, the EU wants to examine foreign investments more closely. Technologies such as artificial intelligence or robotics are also affected.

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14.02.2019

VDMA calls for open, digitised and globally connectable circular economy

In two new position papers, the VDMA outlines the opportunities, challenges and necessary legal framework conditions of the circular economy.

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11.02.2019

Mechanical engineering brings AI to reality

As a highly innovative industry, mechanical engineering is an important and application-oriented driver of artificial intelligence (AI). Its companies bring AI into industrial value chains and to a variety of customers and industries - in Germany, Europe and worldwide. Embedded in machines and in industrial solutions, AI is a part of Industrie 4.0 and of networked production and intelligent products.

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07.02.2019

EU Commission promotes new industrial policy goals

At the "Industry Day" in Brussels, Commission President Juncker focused on criteria such as climate and consumer protection.

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"Delay of Brexite only with clear perspective"
VDMA publishes checklists to prepare for a hard Brexit
EU Parliament paves the way for European investment screen...

14.02.2019

VDMA calls for open, digitised and globally connectable ci...
Mechanical engineering brings AI to reality
EU Commission promotes new industrial policy goals
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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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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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