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.
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.
“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.
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.
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.