THE EU IS ALIVE - NOW IT IS TIME TO DELIVER
The next European Commission will focus on topics such as the climate and a strong economic policy. This is an opportunity for mechanical engineering, but the industry must ensure that its views are taken into account by lawmakers.
AI INVESTMENTS IN RESEARCH: WHERE SHOULD THE MONEY GO?
The European Union and national governments are planning to spend significant sums on the development of artificial intelligence. Although this is good news for Europe’s position in AI, its success depends heavily on how and where the funds are actually spent.
HOW TO DEAL WITH CHINA?
China is not only a huge market for European companies, but also a major competitor. The EU now wants to establish tighter control of Chinese investments in Europe - a step that is sparking controversial debates within the industry community.
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.
BREXIT: UNDECIDED AFTER THE DECISION
Now that the decision has been made in the British EU referendum, people in Europe seem to know just as little as before. On June 23, Great Britain indeed voted to leave the European Union (EU). So far, however, no one can tell when (or even if ever) the country will formally apply for its exit out of the EU, let alone how relations with the continent will look like afterwards.
THE BREXIT MYSTERY
Brexit, the portmanteau combining the words "Britain" and "exit", stands for the political aim of many British people to leave the European Union (EU). A referendum in June - in favor of or against the EU - will define the future: An analysis from Brussels.
“CURRENT EU LEGISLATION ONLY HAS LIMITED SUITABILITY FOR INDUSTRIE 4.0”
Hartmut Rauen, Deputy Executive Director VDMA, thinks that digital technologies will fundamentally change the way our society produces and consumes. In an interview with VDMAimpulse, he explains why the changing technological possibilities will also necessitate changes in the political framework.