Excessive bureaucracy hurts small and medium-sized enterprises in particular - politicians in Europe must always bear this in mind when setting the legal framework for the economy. A reliable legal framework in which companies can operate flexibly and take own responsibilities is necessary to help SMEs in Europe to achieve more growth.
The Court of Justice of the European Union in Luxembourg dismissed, as expected by VDMA, on 8 December 2020 the actions for annulment brought by Poland and Hungary against Directive 2018/957/EU amending Directive 96/71/EC concerning the posting of workers in the framework of the provision of services (revised Posting of Workers Directive).
Whether in the EU Commission's White Paper on Artificial Intelligence (AI) or in opinions of the EU Parliament: time and again, European policy-makers are concerned with the question of whether AI and the current liability regimes fit together.
On 29 June 2020, the EU Commission amended and extended the Temporary Framework for a third time to enable Member States to safeguard jobs and support the economy in the Corona crisis. VDMA summarises the Temporary Framework for State aid.
On 22 June 2020, the negotiators of the EU institutions reached a political agreement on the EU Commission's legislative proposal on class actions. In the view of VDMA, more time would have been good for discussions.
On 28 May 2020, Advocate General Campos Sánchez-Bordona proposed to the Court of Justice of the EU to dismiss in their entirety the actions for annulment brought by Hungary and Poland against Directive 2018/957/EU amending Directive 96/71/EC concerning the posting of workers in the framework of the provision of services.
"Can I take advantage of the emergency aid proposed by Germany´s Federal Government in the Economic Stabilization Fund?" This question is currently being asked in particular by many mechanical engineering companies that have been struggling with declining orders for some time.
This month we are updating our privacy statement to better understand what information we collect and why. We have also taken steps to improve our features to protect your information and privacy.
There is no change to your current settings or how your data is processed. We have merely improved the explanation of our procedures and explain to you in more detail what options you have to update, manage and delete your data.
We take the protection of your personal data and their confidential treatment very seriously.
General information about the scope of processing of your personal data and about your data protection rights can be found at www.vdma.org/datenschutz.
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