VDMA: New regulations on market surveillance unnecessary
22/04/15 Progress on the market surveillance package presented by the European Commission has stalled in the absence of an agreement on country of origin labelling. In the light of these irreconcilable differences, the VDMA is calling for the package to be abandoned.
Process technology: Growth in production and exports
22/04/15 Germany manufactured process plant and machinery with a value of EUR 7.8 billion in 2014, up 2.3 percent on the previous year.
VDMA: Process engineering on the road to Industry 4.0
22/04/15 In 2014 the production of machinery in Germany increased by 1.6% to EUR 198 billion. Process engineering manufacturers accounted for 12.5% of this with production of approximately EUR 25 billion (up 4%).
IED Directive: first court rulings on the publication of surveillance reports
21/04/15 The Higher Administrative Court of North Rhine-Westphalia [Oberverwaltungsgericht (OVG) Nordrhein-Westfalen (NRW)] has ruled (case 8 B 721/14; http://openjur.de/u/747916.html) on the legality of the publication of environmental reports on the Internet, and thus on the standard practice of the authorities here in NRW.