There is no doubt that the summer break is here: for many, this is a good time to look back. However, we do not look back, but rather forward and summarize the most important European political issues of the mechanical engineering industry in the second half of the year.
Every month we take a closer look at a European policy topic: this time the planned EU plastics tax. Take a look at the new "Report from Brussels" to see what it is all about and what the VDMA thinks about it.
A rapid economic upswing is not in sight for the mechanical engineering industry, but companies are using difficult times to get in shape. A trade agreement between the USA and China would bring a noticeable tailwind.
Dr. Jutta Trube explains why the production of solar modules should return to Europe and under which conditions this step can be worthwhile. She explains the results of a VDMA study conducted by the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems.
The VDMA is perceived as a voice promoting CO2 pricing. Thilo Brodtmann, Managing Director of the VDMA, explains what this means and how the VDMA positions itself in comparison to other energy pricing models.
This month we are updating our privacy statement to better understand what information we collect and why. We have also taken steps to improve our features to protect your information and privacy.
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