18.01.2019

VDMA: More growth through tax relief for companies

VDMA chief economist Dr. Ralph Wiechers sees sufficient financial scope for comprehensive tax relief.

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19.12.2018

VDMA: "The competition for the best brains is just beginning"

After years of ideologically coloured debates, the VDMA believes that the planned Immigration of Skilled Workers Act is an important step in the right direction.

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15.11.2018

VDMA demands more respect for collective bargaining autonomy and freedom of association

VDMA Managing Director Thilo Brodtmann has made a clear commitment to collective bargaining autonomy. "It is evidence that employers and employees in general can largely regulate their relationship on their own." At best, the state should set a loose labour law framework, according to Brodtmann.

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08.11.2018

VDMA: Grand Coalition sins against future generations

Thilo Brodtmann, Managing Director of the VDMA, has sharply criticised the pension package passed in the Bundestag with the votes of the CDU/CSU and SPD: "Basically, the money of our great-grandchildren is already being spent today".

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VDMA: More growth through tax relief for companies
VDMA: "The competition for the best brains is just be...
VDMA demands more respect for collective bargaining autono...
VDMA: Grand Coalition sins against future generations

27.09.2018

Position in brief: Free trade between the USA and the EU

The USA is the most important export market and investment location for the German mechanical and plant engineering industry. At the same time, German companies with capital goods enable the development and modernization of American industry. In politically tense times of transatlantic relations, the EU and the US should strive for a lean free trade agreement and, at the same time, a reform of the World Trade Organization (WTO). With 164 members, the WTO is the best platform for creating competition and free trade.

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04.06.2018

VDMA Brief: Shaping Brexit now

The export-oriented German mechanical engineering industry has benefited more than almost any other sector from economic and political integration and having the euro as the single currency. However, the result of the British referendum in favor of Brexit has shaken the EU to its core. Even two years on it is still not completely clear how the EU and the United Kingdom will work together in the future, but the UK must not be granted a special status. The mechanical engineering sector believes that the cohesion of the EU takes priority and demands equal competitive conditions in the EU27 and the UK.

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Position in brief: Free trade between the USA and the EU
VDMA Brief: Shaping Brexit now