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Debate on reporting obligations for companies - 19.06.2024
"Suspend Supply Chain Act, implement a practicable EU directive!"
In the transition to the EU Supply Chain Directive, the German Supply Chain Act should be suspended. Germany must not get bogged down in the minutiae of measures.
Lifting the ban on temporary employment - 17.06.2024
"Door opener for the immigration of skilled workers"
Many companies do not have the capacity to recruit skilled workers from third countries. Having temporary work as a partner would be a real door opener, especially for smaller companies.
On Minister Habeck's trip to China - 17.06.2024
"Minister for the Economy must demand equal market access"
On his trip to China, Economics Minister Habeck should address the issues of overcapacity and market distortions. The unfair subsidization of Chinese companies must stop.
Press release Robotics Automation - 14.06.2024
VDMA Robotics and Automation halves growth forecast
Robotics and automation in Germany will be mostly driven by foreign demand in a subdued domestic economy: - Decline in incoming orders from Germany - Increased competition from China

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"Germany can do industry - if we really want to"
Guest article by VDMA President Karl Haeusgen for the magazine "Ifo Schnelldienst".
"Don't define friendshoring too narrowly!"
A guest article by VDMA President Karl Haeusgen and Jeff Rathke in the "Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung"
"The resources for unleashing are available"
VDMA President Karl Haeusgen and ZVEI President Gunther Kegel in an interview with the "Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung".
"China's industrial policy: the biggest risk for our business model"
VDMA President Karl Haeusgen in an interview with the Austrian newspaper "Die Presse".
"Poverty accelerator for Germans“
VDMA president Karl Haeusgen in the Table.media podcast.
How a better EU supply chain directive should be designed
Opinion article for "Table.Europe" from Judith Herzog-Kuballa, VDMA expert for  environment and sustainability
Germany needs a jolt
Interview "Augsburger Allgemeine" with VDMA President Karl Haeusgen.
"We are constantly bombarded by regulation"
Interview "Münchner Merkur" with the Vice President Bertram Kawlath
Opportunity for "Mittelstand 4.0"
Editorial for newspaper "Heilbronner Stimme" with VDMA Vice President Schunk
#MBG23: Speech Karl Haeusgen
Opening speech by VDMA President Karl Haeusgen on the occasion of the 13th German Engineering Summit.
"We can't always be considerate of everyone"
WELT interview with VDMA President Karl Haeusgen

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The INDUSTRY PODCAST of the VDMA
The audio blog for trend topics from mechanical and plant engineering
The INDUSTRY PODCAST Episode 58
European elections 2024 - "A turning of the tide?"
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Printed paper and sustainability go together
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Biointelligent value creation
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OPC UA - the benefits of machine communication
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"Manufacturing-X" - the big opportunity for digital business models

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Bildunterschrift: Thilo Brodtmann, Hauptgeschäftsführer des VDMA - Lizenztyp: frei verfügbar, bitte Bildquelle angeben - Bildnachweis: VDMA | caption: Thilo Brodtmann, Executive Director of the VDMA - license type: freely available, please indicate image photo - credits: VDMA
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Bildunterschrift: Thilo Brodtmann, Hauptgeschäftsführer des VDMA - Lizenztyp: frei verfügbar, bitte Bildquelle angeben - Bildnachweis: VDMA | caption: Thilo Brodtmann, Executive Director of the VDMA - license type: freely available, please indicate image photo - credits: VDMA
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Bildunterschrift: Hartmut Rauen, stv. Hauptgeschäftsführer des VDMA - Lizenztyp: frei verfügbar, bitte Bildquelle angeben - Bildnachweis: VDMA | caption: Hartmut Rauen, Deputy Executive Director of the VDMA - license type: freely available, please indicate image photo - credits: VDMA
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