Special summit on future orientation of energy policy
22.05.2013 Under the Irish Presidency, the future orientation of European energy policy is at the heart of discussions at the special summit of the Heads of States and Governments of the EU Member States on 22 May 2013 in Brussels. Against the background of continuous pressure on Europe’s global competitiveness, the main topics of debate focused on resolving the fragmentation of the internal energy market, investments in energy technologies and infrastructures, diversifying energy sources and energy prices.
European Energy Policy Decisive for Competitiveness of EU Industry
21.05.2013 Energy policy and energy prices are decisive for the competitiveness of EU industry. How can the EU react to decreasing energy prices in the US and preserve the competitiveness of European industry? This and other questions were discussed on 14 and 15 May 2013 at the 1st European Energy Congress in Brussels.
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.