20.02.2019

"The dithering of the Federal Minister of Finance is incomprehensible to me."

Ulrich Meißner, tax expert of the VDMA (German Engineering Federation), explained the positions and demands of the mechanical and plant engineering industry with regard to tax research promotion in a public hearing of the Finance Committee of the German Bundestag. In a short conversation with the VDMA capital office, he describes his impressions.

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18.02.2019

VDMA increases political pressure for secondment

Supported by member companies, the VDMA is increasing political pressure due to the escalating bureaucracy involved in posting employees to other European countries. The FDP parliamentary group is putting the problem on the parliamentary agenda.

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15.02.2019

VDMA: KI will only be a success through entrepreneurial freedom

Deputy VDMA Executive Director Hartmut Rauen considers the use of Artificial Intelliegnz to be largely uncritical, even if a discussion about its ethical dimensions is important, said Rauen on the occasion of the Bundestag debate on the AI strategy of the Federal Government.

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12.02.2019

Together for innovative mechanical and plant engineering

VDMA and IG Metall have joined forces with the Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology in an "industry dialogue" in which they have committed themselves to using the economic opportunities arising from digitisation and artificial intelligence to secure the future of mechanical and plant engineering.

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"The dithering of the Federal Minister of Finance is ...
VDMA increases political pressure for secondment
VDMA: KI will only be a success through entrepreneurial fr...

12.02.2019

Together for innovative mechanical and plant engineering

28.02.2019

No longer discriminate against temporary work!

Especially cyclical industries such as the German mechanical and plant engineering industry are dependent on temporary employment in order to compensate for economic fluctuations. Although temporary employment is already regulated by law and collective bargaining law like hardly any other sector, politicians and trade unions repeatedly call for further regulations - up to and including a complete ban. It is a springboard in work, especially for the low-skilled and the long-term unemployed.

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11.02.2019

Mechanical engineering brings AI to reality

As a highly innovative industry, mechanical engineering is an important and application-oriented driver of artificial intelligence (AI). Its companies bring AI into industrial value chains and to a variety of customers and industries - in Germany, Europe and worldwide. Embedded in machines and in industrial solutions, AI is a part of Industrie 4.0 and of networked production and intelligent products.

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No longer discriminate against temporary work!
Mechanical engineering brings AI to reality