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23.06.2017
VDMA gathered representatives from the worlds of politics and the economy in Brussels to coincide with the start of the Brexit negotiations. Their unanimous view was that the UK’s exit from the EU would not be a success for anyone.
23.08.2018
The mechanical engineering industry hopes for an agreement between the EU and Great Britain in the Brexit talks. An EU withdrawal without a follow-up agreement would have negative consequences for the industry.
24.04.2018
On the 8th EU Policy Reception, hosted by VDMA and Deutsche Messe, Michel Barnier has given European mechanical engineers a clear warning to prepare now for the UK’s exit from the EU.

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VDMA warns against new export restrictions on dual-use goods
The European Commission plans to extend export controls on products which can be used for civil and potentially military purposes. VDMA is in favour of an objective debate but considers the proposals disproportionate.
CETA is a signal against isolationism
The European Parliament has voted in favour of the free trade agreement between the EU and Canada. VDMA considers this as an important decision for companies, employees and consumers.