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24/06/15

VDMA: Framework conditions more important than EU investment fund

The EU hopes to mobilise €315 billion of investments in the EU by 2017 through guarantees. In VDMA’s view, such an approach can have a positive impact potentially if the money is actually invested in the right projects.

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22/06/15

VDMA President and EU Commissioner discuss Industrie 4.0

The European Commission has now also recognised the potential of digital production in Europe and has found a contact partner in VDMA. On 18 June, VDMA President Dr. Reinhold Festge, along with other business representatives, met Elżbieta Bieńkowska, the EU’s Industry Commissioner in Brussels.

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17/06/15

The circular economy – European Parliament goes way beyond objective

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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15/06/15

“Even in a free trade area it’s possible to create barriers”

The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) free trade agreement between the European Union and the USA has polarised society. The mechanical and plant engineering industry welcomes the planned creation of a large economic area without tariff barriers, but with common regulations and standards for more than 800 million people. In a series of interviews, the VDMA gives representatives from the various sub-sectors of mechanical engineering the chance to have their say about the TTIP.

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24/06/15
VDMA: Framework conditions more important than EU investme...
22/06/15
VDMA President and EU Commissioner discuss Industrie 4.0
17/06/15
The circular economy – European Parliament goes way beyond...
15/06/15
“Even in a free trade area it’s possible to create barriers”
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VDMA: Stop to Photovoltaic trade barriers

The manufacturers of components, machinery and equipment of photovoltaics in Germany demand to phase out the minimum import prices for Chinese photovoltaic products and to return to free trade.

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German Engineering Federation (VDMA): German marine and offshore technologies holding their own on the world market

30/06/15 Good sales / sector investing heavily despite currently declining incoming orders

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Working Committee Laser and Laser Systems within the VDMA uses the trade fair platform "LASER - World of PHOTONICS " for its annual press conference

23/06/15 The Working Committee Laser and Laser Systems within the VDMA used the international framework offered by the leading trade fair LASER 2015 successful for press and public relations in the interests of the German laser industry.

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Political Steering Processes in Asia aiming the Photonics Industry

23/06/15 New Market Study conducted by SPECTARIS, VDMA and the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research / Focus on the core photonics segments production technology, medical technology and machine vision

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OE-A Elects New Board of Directors

17/06/15 New OE-A board represents the entire international value chain of organic and printed electronics.

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VDMA: Catch-up time for the Greek waste industry

17/06/15 Around 82 percent of Greek municipal waste end up in landfill; only around 18 percent is recycled or composted. "There is a clear and growing need for modern waste and recycling technology, and this could be an opportunity for German manufacturers in particular," said Karl Rottnick from the VDMA Waste Treatment and Recycling Technology Association.

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