EUROPE NEEDS INDUSTRY - BUT MUST DO MORE TO STRENGTHEN IT
When Jean-Claude Juncker delivered his annual State of the European Union speech in Strasbourg on September 13, the state of European industry was one of the first topics he mentioned. "I want to make our industry stronger and more competitive. This is particularly true for our manufacturing base and the 32 million workers that form its backbone," said the President of the EU Commission in the European Parliament and announced a new "industrial policy strategy" to promote European companies.
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.