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VDMA’s office in Brussels bridges the gap between business and politics. The association informs its member companies about political developments that affect mechanical engineering. For policymakers in Brussels, the European Office (EurO) is a reliable point of contact with in-depth knowledge about the mechanical engineering industry to ensure that lawmaking does not happen in isolation from the real world in which companies operate.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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