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TTIP – NEMA/Orgalime joint position – one small step for man, one giant leap for TTIP NEW
Orgalime 8 Months, 3 Weeks, 2 Days, 20 Hours, 31 Minutes ago
Following our first visit to discuss TTIP issues in September 2013 with our US counterparts, US regulators, standardisers and certifiers, on 21-24 October, Orgalime organised once again a mission to Washington DC with representatives of our member as...
EU & US Industry associations step where the Regulators so far dare not! NEW
Orgalime 9 Months, 5 Hours, 26 Minutes ago
[See the Video Position] The transatlantic trade and investment relationship continues to account for the largest economic relationship in the world, and the EU and the US economies account together for about half of the entire world GDP and for near...
Open Letter to the European Council 23/24 Oct 14 NEW
Orgalime 9 Months, 1 Week, 12 Hours, 38 Minutes ago
President, Hon. Heads of State and Members of the European Council, Orgalime, the European engineering industries association, whose members’ annual turnover is some 1800 billion euro and which employ over 10 million staff in the EU, is writing...
Orgalime 1 Year, 3 Months, 4 Days, 18 Hours, 34 Minutes ago
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So why is manufacturing so important in Europe? NEW
Orgalime 1 Year, 3 Months, 1 Week, 4 Days, 17 Hours, 55 Minutes ago
  Maybe, the answers to this question and indeed all those posed below can be found at http://manufacturingatheart.eu One market for all? The European Union is built on the idea of a single European market, allowing free movement of goods, servi...
Will the European Institutions listen to the messages from EBS13? NEW
Orgalime 2 Years, 2 Months, 1 Week, 5 Days, 6 Hours, 38 Minutes ago
These are challenging times for Europe and for the manufacturing industry. “Unresolved public and private financial imbalances within the EMU and the subsequent decline in business confidence are now leading to low demand for engineering produc...
“Green single market for green growth”: neither good for consumers nor for manufacturers NEW
Orgalime 2 Years, 3 Months, 2 Weeks, 2 Days, 20 Hours, 14 Minutes ago
Having reviewed the Draft Commission Recommendation on the use of Product Environmental Footprint (PEF) and the Organisation Environmental Footprint (OEF) methods, both Orgalime and ANEC are extremely disappointed that, notwithstanding their joint op...
European manufacturing offers way out of austerity – ‘Manufacturing a Stronger and Greener Europe’ NEW
Orgalime 2 Years, 7 Months, 3 Weeks, 4 Days, 3 Hours, 25 Minutes ago
Orgalime and CEEMET have responded to the Commission’s recent Communication ‘A stronger European Industry for Growth and Economic Recovery’ with their joint manifesto ‘Manufacturing a Stronger and Greener Europe’, which was presented to the...
Yes, Mr. Barroso, look at the ‘state of the Union’! NEW
Orgalime 2 Years, 10 Months, 2 Weeks, 1 Day, 54 Minutes ago
We fully agree with you that new thinking is needed. We cannot go on with business as usual. Thank you for your words today on how successful Europe’s engineering industry is in a globalised world. Indeed, our industry which employs over 10 million...
‘The Smart World’ – Electra II Report Solutions proposed by Europe’s electrical engineering industries NEW
Orgalime 3 Years, 3 Months, 1 Week, 3 Days, 20 Hours, 45 Minutes ago
On the 24th April in Hannover, the follow-up to the Electra report – launched in June 2008 – will presented to Commission Vice-President Tajani. In ‘The Smart World’, the electrical engineering and electronics industry represe...
Changing the name of engineering in Europe – once ‘good’, then ‘better’, now ‘smart’! NEW
Orgalime 3 Years, 5 Months, 4 Days, 23 Hours, 33 Minutes ago
By Richard Dick – President of Orgalime, the European engineering industries association Can we please stop considering industry as a ‘dirty’ word?  For too long now, industry (and in particular the European engineering industry) has not b...
E-Vehicle infrastructure – not just about the vehicle! NEW
Orgalime 3 Years, 7 Months, 4 Weeks, 1 Day, 4 Hours, 10 Minutes ago
The European engineering industries, represented by Orgalime are the only industrial sector possessing system level expertise in all parts of the system chain – from power generation and the transport and distribution of electric power, to the cont...
EU manufacturers suffer from malfunctioning of the US certification market: potential abuse of dominant position NEW
Orgalime 3 Years, 8 Months, 3 Weeks, 3 Days, 17 Hours, 26 Minutes ago
Orgalime have recently brought to the European Commission’s attention (24 Oct 11), information concerning a situation that might be considered as ‘potentially constituting’ abuse of dominant position in the US market. For years, Eur...
When the rules are flaunted…people get hurt NEW
Orgalime 3 Years, 9 Months, 3 Days, 9 Hours ago
http://machinery-surveillance.eu/ What have the Internal Market and the London riots got in common? There are many examples of lack of law enforcement – the most recent shocking events around the city of London ‘riots’ saw everyday citizens tur...
EU manufacturers suffer from malfunctioning of the US certification market: potential abuse of dominant position NEW
Orgalime 3 Years, 9 Months, 3 Days, 9 Hours, 11 Minutes ago
Orgalime have raised their concerns to the European Commission about a situation that might be considered as ‘potentially constituting’ abuse of dominant position in the US market. European component manufacturers have been suffering for...
As RoHS Directive enters into force, help at hand with the Orgalime guide NEW
Orgalime 4 Years, 3 Days, 22 Hours, 46 Minutes ago
At the end of May 2011, the European Council rubberstamped a two and half year recast procedure on the revised RoHS Directive. The legislation, which restricts the use of six hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment, such as TVs, l...
Coherence please! That’s what WEEE want…! NEW
Orgalime 4 Years, 4 Months, 2 Weeks, 9 Hours, 26 Minutes ago
“There has been intense dialogue between the stakeholders concerned and, indeed, we said on the occasion of the European Parliament plenary vote at the beginning of February, that we were unsure if the glass was half full or half empty.   Now...
If it isn’t broken, don’t fix it. Hasty Commission action might tamper with well-functioning Contract Law NEW
Orgalime 4 Years, 5 Months, 3 Weeks, 2 Days, 21 Hours, 44 Minutes ago
Orgalime has followed and contributed for many years to the European Contract Law debate. With regard to the Commission Green Paper on the way forward, Orgalime supports two suggestions, namely the publication of the results of the expert group (Opti...
WEEE recast – Is the glass half full or half empty? NEW
Orgalime 4 Years, 5 Months, 3 Weeks, 2 Days, 21 Hours, 50 Minutes ago
The WEEE Directive took another step forward in the recast process with the European Parliament’s adoption of its first reading report. The result leaves European engineering companies with mixed feelings and the jury is still out on whether the gl...