Joint Economic Positions

VDMA: Overeagerness by EU Parliament threatens progress of Industrie 4.0

22.06.2016 The digitisation of industry offers huge opportunities for Europe’s economy – but only if the lawmakers do not hinder the development of Industrie 4.0 with hasty regulations.

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VDMA: Europe needs protection from Chinese dumping practices

10.06.2016 Europe's economy needs to continue to be able to protect itself against Chinese dumping practices. For this reason, the VDMA demands that the European Commission closely examine whether China fulfills the market criteria.

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VDMA critical of delay over Ecodesign

12.05.2016 Vacuum cleaners, light bulbs and showerheads – in the past the Ecodesign Directive has provided EU critics with many examples of supposed overregulation by Brussels. The European Commission has since adopted a cautious approach when drawing up environmentally friendly product specifications, not least to avoid any avoidable targets ahead of the referendum on the UK’s exit from the EU on 23 June.

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VDMA TTIP reception: Malmström campaigns for support from mechanical engineers

26.04.2016 Before this year is out, the EU and US aim to complete their negotiations regarding the TTIP free-trade agreement .

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VDMA: Closed borders within Europe would be a return to the Middle Ages

08.03.2016 Internationally oriented industries like mechanical engineering benefit significantly from open borders within the European Union. Therefore, VDMA urgently warns against a permanent restriction of the Schengen Agreement.

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Andreas Rade

Managing Director Berlin

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+49 30 306946-16


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+49 30 306946-20


andreas.rade@vdma.org

Holger Kunze

Director European Office

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+32 2 7068213


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holger.kunze@vdma.org