TTIP LIGHT – EASY AND WITHOUT ENGINEERING?
The mechanical engineering industry has always been one of the most vocal advocates for TTIP – but will the industry ultimately benefit in full from the free trade agreement between the European Union (EU) and the United States (US)?
THE EU'S CONFLICT ON CONFLICT MINERALS
The Democratic Republic of Congo is arguably one of the most dreadful places on earth. For decades now, the eastern part of the central African country has been rocked by fighting between various rebel groups. This civil war is partly financed by the trade of minerals like tantalum, tungsten and gold – widely known as conflict minerals.
CYBER SECURITY FOR THE EU: ONE APPROACH FOR ALL
If cyber security was only a matter of technology, European companies would have nothing to worry about, believes Oliver Winzenried. “To the best of our knowledge, Europe is well prepared compared to the rest of the world − at a technology level, at least,” says the German entrepreneur. As founder and CEO of Wibu-Systems, a supplier of security software from Karlsruhe specializing in serving clients from the mechanical engineering industry, Winzenried’s judgment matters. Knowing that companies need to protect themselves against cyber attacks is the core of his business.