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Economy & Jobs 16-04-2021

How SMEs can contribute to a due diligence in value chains

The mechanical engineering industry in Europe fully supports the goal of protecting human rights. However, the upcoming EU legislation on due diligence must be manageable and it must consider the limitations of small and medium-sized enterprises in particular.
Economy & Jobs 13-07-2018

EU should enforce market surveillance to protect single market

The EU needs to take market surveillance more seriously. This is not only about spending more money, but also about creating more coherent and less complex single market legislation, writes Naemi Denz.
Cybersecurity 20-02-2018

Cybersecurity Act – the EU can do better than this

The EU wants to establish European benchmarks for IT security. However, the proposed measures will slow down innovative companies and detach the EU from international cybersecurity efforts, writes Naemi Denz.  
Economy & Jobs 21-09-2017

Don’t protect us from doing business!

It’s always a pleasure to be praised as strategically important. But when looking at the European Commission’s current proposal for screening foreign direct investments, many entrepreneurs ask: what is the strategy? Thilo Brodtmann explains.
Climate change 27-11-2015

COP21: Industry can be a part of the solution

A worldwide, robust climate deal from COP21 will convince industry leaders to invest in green technology and help tackle climate change, writes Dr. Reinhold Festge.