News from Brussels

Second webinar in the series "Climate Neutral Production": Green Power
Green electricity is climate-friendly, but also expensive. What are the quality criteria and is it worth the extra charge? Answers can be found in the webinar recording.
VDMA responds to the public consultation on an EU data strategy
VDMA has submitted its response to the EU-Commission's consultation on a European data strategy: VDMA supports the Commission's aim to focus on a new EU data strategy.
New video "Report from Brussels": the tourism package of the EU Commission
Finally open borders - this has been demanded by the VDMA for a long time. Now the EU Commission has given the green light to gradually open the borders. An important step towards restoring the internal market.
Opinion of the Advocate General on the revised Posting of Workers Directive
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.
"European financial aid needs a single market that is operating well"
The EU Commission has adapted its work programme and presented a plan for economic recovery after the Corona crisis.
The EU-Commission continues its fight against money laundering and terrorist financing
On 7 May 2020, the EU-Commission published a package of measures to better enforce, supervise and coordinate EU legislation against money laundering and terrorist financing. Therefore, the EU-Commission will become very active again in these areas in the next 12 months, despite the current COVID 19 crisis.
EU: 50 million Euro for production research in times of corona
The European Commission's Directorate-General for Research wants to support the production sector in adapting and digitising production lines. To this end, the EU Commission has announced two calls for proposals for this week (week 21).
The Commission's tourism package is the first step towards a new normality
The EU-Commission published on 13 May 2020 a so-called tourism and transport package. One aim is to help the EU Member States in gradually lifting the travel restrictions imposed to combat the COVID-19 outbreak.
Climate-neutral production - Effective CO2 management in the company
Sustainability and resource-saving management remain a long-term challenge for companies. Customers, investors, employees and other stakeholders are increasingly aware of the importance of a credible contribution in the form of effective CO2 management by companies.
Does artificial intelligence really need new laws?
Under the title "Making AI European", the Legal Affairs Committee of the European Parliament has held a debate on artificial intelligence (AI). From the point of view of the VDMA, it is good that rules for AI are being discussed at EU level.
New video Report from Brussels
In the new video format "Report from Brussels" we take a closer look at a topic once a month. This time: the EU Commission's crisis management on the occasion of the Corona crisis.
Bericht Mai 2020
In dem neuen Videoformat "Bericht aus Brüssel" nehmen wir ein Mal pro Monat ein Thema unter die Lupe. Ausgabe Mai 2020.
New video Report from Brussels
In the new video format "Report from Brussels" we take a closer look at a topic once a month. This time: the EU Commission's crisis management on the occasion of the Corona crisis.
Bericht Mai 2020
In dem neuen Videoformat "Bericht aus Brüssel" nehmen wir ein Mal pro Monat ein Thema unter die Lupe. Ausgabe Mai 2020.

Contacts

Contacts in Brussels
With the European Office, the VDMA and its experts represent the mechanical engineering in Brussels. Do you have any inquiries or comments? Give us a call or send us an e-mail.
Secretariat
Secretariat
+32 2 7068205
+32 2 7068210
Holger Kunze
Holger Kunze
Director European Office
+32 2 7068213
Holger Kunze: Brexit – And now?
Holger Kunze, Head of VDMA European Office Brussels, explains, what will change after Brexit and talks about the importance of Great Britain for the German mechanical engineering industry.