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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 associations from different countries and different branches of the industry we represent – electrical, electronic, mechanical engineering and […]

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 to you to urge you to adopt of an integrated European 2030 Energy and Climate Change Framework […]

  Maybe the answers to this question and indeed all those posed below can be found at One market for all? The European Union is built on the idea of a single European market, allowing free movement of goods, services, persons and capital – directly benefitting every EU citizen, family and company. A properly […]

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 opposition to the draft proposal, the Commission should once again have opted for yet more big brother ‘voluntary’ regulation. Orgalime sees this proposal […]

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 European Commission President José Manuel Durão Barroso at an event attended by industry, MEPs and EU officials (28 Nov 12). The… » read more

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 people in Europe is a world leader. Why? Because our companies are […]

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 represented through Electra aims to a) briefly analyse the results of the first Electra report, looking at those areas where progress… » read more

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 been given credit where credit’s due. Orgalime, the European engineering industries association indirectly represents (through our national associations) some […]

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 control and drive elements fitted to vehicles. The electric car is part of the new world of energy. […]

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, European component manufacturers have been suffering the consequences arising from the practices of Underwriters Laboratories (UL) in the US certification market. Taking […] 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 turn to breaking the law, because they could. Of course it is illegal to loot – the […]

Last week, the Lisbon Council had the pleasure of welcoming Hal Varian, chief economist of Google and author of Information Rules: A Strategic Guide to the Network Economy. He delivered The 2009 Guglielmo Marconi Lecture – the Lisbon Council’s flagship event on innovation – on “Combinatorial Innovation.” His remarks were fascinating, and can now be… » read more

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