"A restart for Europe": VDMA position paper for a resilient Europe after the Corona crisis


The outbreak of the corona pandemic has also affected the mechanical engineering industry. In the new 5-point plan, VDMA summarises its main demands for a solid, stable and secure European future.

The economic environment is characterised by extreme uncertainty: on the demand side, on the supply side and in the social environment. Politics must do everything possible to contribute to stabilization. Disturbing fires and burdens must be avoided as far as possible. At the same time, however, it is also important to stay on course and not to lose sight of the completion of the internal market, the core objectives of the Green Deal and digitisation.
However, Europe is not only required to provide a reliable political framework and strategic orientation, but must also prove itself as a community. Nation states alone cannot achieve what is necessary now.

VDMA is therefore calling for the corona crisis to be countered with a European initiative for solidarity, stability and future security. Restoring the EU internal market, putting an end to the discussions about systemic relevance or putting burdensome planned measures to the test are some of VDMA's core demands during and after the corona crisis.

Find out here more about VDMA´s recommendations for a new start for Europe (see below).