THE FUTURE OF EUROPE: FIVE OPTIONS, NO ALTERNATIVE
Brexit, upcoming elections, an uncertain future: The EU is in a deep crisis, but is a union of states that needs to be maintained - just not necessarily the way it is now. While Jean-Claude Juncker presents his visions of a re-invented EU, VDMA also has suggestions for reform in Europe. An analysis.
EU REGULATION - NEW APPROACH FOR NEW TECHNOLOGIES
Digitalization and new technologies are changing the world more rapidly than ever. This is not only a challenge for companies, but also for lawmakers. In Brussels, the EU is looking for ways to create dynamic regulation for Industrie 4.0.
STATUS: IT'S COMPLICATED
In a few months, Europe might have to grant China the status of a market economy under international trade law. This might appear just a question of definition, but it has a big impact on the EU's options for protecting its industry against dumping from China.
HOW THE PARIS AGREEMENT CAN SAVE THE BUSINESS CLIMATE, TOO
Last year, 195 states declared their intention to keep global warming below 2 °C at least. Now it is time to define how to implement the agreement. But how will it influence mechanical engineering companies? An analysis.