Regulations & Standardisation

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Orgalime: "If the current Machinery Directive is still perfectly satisfactory, why change it?"

Wednesday 30 November 2016

Should the Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC be revised? A public consultation is currently running until 16 December 2016 to help determine the European Commission’s position. Orgalime, the European umbrella association of organisations in the mechanical, electrical & electronic, and metalworking industries, is objecting to the revision. Thomas Kraus, chairman of the MD Working Group, explains why.

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CETA: what comes next and the benefits for companies

Wednesday 9 November 2016

The free trade agreement between the European Union (EU) and Canada, better known as CETA, has monopolized the headlines in recent weeks. Both parties finally signed the agreement on 30 October 2016. But what exactly are the benefits for companies and have all the obstacles to CETA been overcome?

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Privacy Shield (instead of Safe Harbor): what does that mean?

Friday 4 March 2016

As you may know, on the 2nd of February the EU and the US agreed on the “EU-US Privacy Shield” to replace the "Safe Harbor" adequacy decision for transatlantic flows of personal data. Meanwhile all relevant documentation has been published from the side of the EC.

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