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.
TTIP: mechanical engineering firms do not feel threatened by agreement
03.03.2016 Mechanical engineering firms in Germany believe that a well-negotiated TTIP free trade agreement with the USA would represent a major opportunity for more exports to the United States – and certainly do not consider it a threat to their survival.
VDMA: Mechanical engineering must stay part of TTIP
21.02.2016 The planned free trade agreement TTIP is highly important to the export-oriented small and medium-sized enterprises that characterise the mechanical engineering industry, since it could greatly simplify trade between the EU and the USA.
Automation is not a threat to the labour market
A recent study by the World Economic Forum (WEF) on the future of jobs examines changes in the labour market up until 2020. “We certainly do not share the bleak vision described in the study,” says VDMA Executive Director Thilo Brodtmann.
VDMA: Schengen restrictions damaging to industry
19.01.2016 The German mechanical engineering industry warns of the potential economic damage of restrictions to the Schengen Agreement in Europe.