October 6, 2022

VDMA: “Free trade can bring Africa and EU together”

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European machine technology can play an important role in helping African countries advance economically – especially in the fight against climate change. Chancellor Scholz’s trip to Senegal, Niger and South Africa should also be used to promote free trade between the EU and Africa. Frankfurt, 24/05/2022 – Many African countries are modernizing their economies at a […]

Cayman: Financial Services Minister Leads Delegation to EU, UK

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Grand Cayman, 13 May 2022 – To continue face-to-face discussions with key stakeholders on subjects including global tax cooperation, anti-money laundering, and countering the financing of terrorism, the Minister of Financial Services and Commerce is leading a delegation to the UK and the EU. Minister André Ebanks; the Ministry’s Parliamentary Secretary Katherine Ebanks-Wilks; and Cayman Islands Representatives […]

VDMA: “EU must eliminate its institutional deficits”

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The “Conference on the future of Europe” had the goal to come up with ways to improve the unity of the EU. The results of the conference, which were presented today, show how important cross-border European dialogue is. VDMA, Europe’s most important mechanical engineering industry association, supports the recommendation to completely abandon the unanimity principle. […]

A case for the internal combustion engine

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Starting in 2035, the EU wants to toll the bell for the combustion engine by only allowing battery and fuel cell electric new vehicles onto the European market. But it is not combustion engine technology that is the problem, but fossil fuels. VDMA, Europes largest mechanical engineering industry association points out, that the EU Commission’s […]

“Anti−dumping measures against steel imports must be suspended”

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Commenting on possible new EU sanctions against Russia, Thilo Brodtmann, Executive Director of VDMA, says: “It is important that the EU responds with further sanctions to the war in Ukraine, which is being waged ever more violently by Russia. In order to exert as much pressure as possible on the Russian government and at the […]

IOC welcomes new EU report setting out action plan to achieve gender equality in sport

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15 Mar 2022 – A landmark report in the field of gender equality in sport was published today by the European Union (EU) High-Level Group on Gender Equality in Sport. Entitled “Towards More Gender Equality in Sport”, the report compiles recommendations and proposes an action plan for the EU Commission and EU governments, together with sports organisations […]

“Data Act becomes a disservice to Industry 4.0”

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The EU Commission is planning a “Data Act” which, among other things, will regulate the use and transfer of data in the EU. Hartmut Rauen, Deputy Executive Director of the VDMA, comments: “The draft Data Act that has now become known contains approaches that encroach too far on entrepreneurial freedom. Data access and information obligations, […]

VDMA: Strengthen relations with Africa!

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Commenting on the sixth Summit between the EU and the African Union on 17 and 18 February 2022, Ulrich Ackermann, Head of the Foreign Trade Department at VDMA, says: “It is important that this Summit lays the foundation for a deeper and comprehensive partnership between the EU and the African Union, especially in the areas […]

New initiative set to boost Jamaica coffee exports to EU and spur growth

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From Caribbean Export Caribbean Export supports Jamaica’s coffee exporters to expand in EU market. The initiative provides market penetration strategy to target new consumers. Consultants, Winward Commodities, will provide the analysis and strategy. Kingston, JAMAICA. A new initiative to help boost Jamaican coffee exports to the European Union (EU) was launched at a high-level event […]

What you need to know about the Coronavirus right now

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From Newsmax Here’s what you need to know about the coronavirus right now: S.Africa says vaccines, prior infection help mildness of COVID cases: South Africa’s health minister said on Friday that the government believed that vaccines and high levels of prior COVID-19 infection were helping to keep disease milder in a wave driven by the […]