VDMA : mechanical engineering industry calls for seamless European circular economy

02.12.2015 The German mechanical engineering industry supports an ambitious package for more recycling in Europe but warns against one-sided regulation for some industries.

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UN climate change conference - mechanical engineering sector is part of the solution

18.11.2015 The German mechanical engineering sector will also look to Paris from 30 November onwards. Representatives from 195 countries will meet for the two-week UN Climate Change Conference to discuss a follow-up agreement to the Kyoto Protocol.

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Circular economy: VDMA and EU discuss role of mechanical engineering industry

22.10.2015 The European circular economy does not just concern recycling but also production which is a key element in the mechanical engineering industry.

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The circular economy and the mechanical engineering industry – VDMA event in Brussels

20.10.2015 At the event “Circular economy: just a question of recycling? A look at production and products” on 20 October at 6:30 p.m. at the Baden-Württemberg federal state representation in Brussels, VDMA wishes to discuss what industry can contribute to a waste-free economy.

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Circular economy package - VDMA reminds Juncker of his pledge

28.08.2015 European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker plans to unveil his most controversial project in the field of environment policy by the end of the year – the circular economy package.

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Circular economy – VDMA warns against excessively detailed regulation

17.07.2015 The mechanical engineering industry can make a significant contribution to ensuring that industry is more environmentally friendly, but VDMA nevertheless regards overregulation by the European Parliament to be a fundamentally flawed approach.

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The circular economy – European Parliament goes way beyond objective

17.06.2015 The resource-saving use of raw materials plays a key role in the mechanical engineering sector – the European Parliament has nevertheless gone too far with its position on the circular economy.

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VDMA calls for circular economy without unnecessary bureaucracy

06.06.2015 The European Commission is to present a new proposal on the circular economy by the end of the year, but the European Parliament will adopt a position on the package over the coming days.

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VDMA calls for a sense of proportion in regulation of mobile machinery

03.06.2015 Engine manufacturers and companies making excavators, combine harvesters and mobile cranes have long adapted to the constant reduction in emission limits – the exhaust gas regulations for mobile machinery will become a problem if they overlook the reality of the situation facing medium-sized companies.

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EU overcomes a hurdle for reform of emissions trading

19.05.2015 The path has been paved for fundamental reform of the European Emissions Trading System (ETS). The European Parliament and Council of Environment Ministers have informally agreed to introduce the so-called market stability reserve (MSR) which aims to stabilise European trading of emissions certificates.

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Holger Kunze

Director European Office

Phone: 

+32 2 7068213


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holger.kunze@vdma.org

Hanna Blankemeyer

Energy Technics and Environment

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+32 2 7068217


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+32 2 7068210


hanna.blankemeyer@vdma.org