Joint Economic Positions

German mechanical engineering to be granted own chapter in TTIP agreement

06.05.2014 The head of VDMA's Foreign Trade department, Ulrich Ackermann, believes that this underlines the enormous significance of mechanical engineering for transatlantic trade. "This will also ensure that our company is able to contribute its specific interests to the agreement," explained Ackermann following the "Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership Dialogue Forum"

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VDMA calls for a comprehensive EU energy efficiency policy for 2030

30.04.2014 In Europe, there is still room for energy efficiency improvements. The VDMA calls for an EU-wide comprehensive strategy for energy efficiency beyond 2020 – but without additional legislation.

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European environmental and energy aid guidelines published

23.04.2014 With the new state aid guidelines, the European Commission is seeking to gradually take the promotion of renewable energies closer to the market.

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EU-Industrial Policy: Commission calls upon Member States to cooperate

29.01.2014 In the communication “For a European industrial renaissance”, the Commission calls upon the EU Member States to cooperate in order to sustainably improve the competitiveness of European industry.

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Andreas Rade

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Holger Kunze

Director European Office

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