European sales law must be restricted to consumer agreements
23.02.2018 The EU is working on a uniform European sales law, but the mechanical engineering industry will probably remain largely unaffected.
EU publishes guidelines on General Data Protection Regulation
26.01.2018 In just under 100 days from now, the European General Data Protection Regulation will come into force. The European Commission has now published guidelines to ensure a smooth implementation.
European Commission sticks to controversial revision of Posting of Workers Directive
21.07.2016 Posting of Workers Directive should apply the principle of equal pay for equal work at the same place of employment
VDMA: EU data protection reform is a step towards a single market for Industrie 4.0
16.12.2015 The EU’s agreement on data protection reform is essentially a good sign for the mechanical engineering industry. On 15 December, the European Commission, the European Parliament and the 28 Member States agreed on further harmonisation of data protection in Europe.
VDMA: states must decide for themselves on labour market policy
01.09.2015 Mechanical engineering companies in Germany reject economic governance in the Eurozone with a centralised labour market policy. This idea was put forward by the French minister of economy in the german newspaper " Sueddeutsche Zeitung"
Mechanical engineering industry faced with disclosure obligation on conflict minerals
21.05.2015 Companies in the mechanical engineering industry face the threat of a disclosure obligation concerning the use of tungsten, tantalum, tin and gold.