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.
European Commission Launches ASEAN IPR SME Helpdesk
16.05.2013 The successful helpdesk approach, which assists SMEs to effectively protect their intellectual property rights (IPR), is being further expanded by the European Commission. Following the European Commission’s launch of the China IPR SME helpdesk in 2008, there is now also a helpdesk for the ASEAN region.
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.