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31.10.2019

VDMA urges in open letter to facilitate posting of workers

The joint letter signed by several associations explains the bureaucratic hurdles, for example, through different reporting obligations in the various EU states.

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24.10.2019

VDMA promotes free trade in talks with EU parliamentarians

The association urges progress regarding topics such as WTO reform, bilateral trade agreements and dealing with China and the USA.

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17.10.2019

"Brexit chaos can hopefully be avoided"

There is new hope for the European mechanical engineering industry that the hard Brexit can be prevented. In the long term, the industry supports a trade agreement with the United Kingdom.

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07.10.2019

EU Member States call for a more ambitious circular economy

At their meeting on 4 October, the environment ministers of the EU member states adopted conclusions on "More circularity - Transition to a sustainable society".

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02.10.2019

EU Commission adopts new ecodesign requirements

Products such as refrigerators, electric motors or welding equipment are in future subject to new requirements for example concerning energy efficiency.

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30.09.2019

EU Circular Economy needs cross-sector actions

At the EU Circular Economy Conference in Helsinki, EU lawmakers and industry representatives discussed technologies and policy options which could accelerate the transition towards a circular and sustainable economy.

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VDMA urges in open letter to facilitate posting of workers
VDMA promotes free trade in talks with EU parliamentarians

17.10.2019

"Brexit chaos can hopefully be avoided"
EU Member States call for a more ambitious circular economy
EU Commission adopts new ecodesign requirements

30.09.2019

EU Circular Economy needs cross-sector actions
VDMA European Office reports from Brussels

Go Vote - Maschinenbau wählt Europa

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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