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In the context of the follow-up to the Electra report, Orgalime’s electrical and electronic industry supports the proposed framework Directive and Action Plan of the European Commission on Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) and the four “priority areas” as defined in article 4§1 in particular: optimal use of road, traffic and travel data; continuity of traffic… » read more

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The EMC Directive 2004/108/EC is an important piece of product legislation as it affects almost all electrical and electronic equipment. It resulted from a thorough review process where, based on the experience with its predecessor 89/336/EEC, the conformity assessment procedures were adapted in a way that was acceptable to all stakeholders and provisions were introduced… » read more

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ESMIG releases their “Guide to Smart Metering” Brussels, 8 September 2009 – Smart Metering will revolutionise the availability and usefulness of consumption data. It will empower consumers, raise customers’ awareness of their energy and water use and allow them to make informed decisions on heating, lighting and appliance upgrades. Ultimately this will lead to a… » read more

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10 programmes innovants au service de la croissance Quel impact de la crise pour les secteurs à valeur ajoutée technologique ? Quelle réponse aujourd’hui et pour demain ? Quel rôle pour ces industries dans la relance ? La nécessité de répondre présent dans la crise et de préparer une sortie par le haut pour en… » read more

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Our vision is to actively promote the development in Europe of the necessary competitive framework conditions under which our companies can flourish, provide growth and employment both today and in the long term as manufacturers in the EU, and to ensure that the trading conditions they face are fair, both in the EU and on… » read more

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The European Parliament voted in its first reading the 10th of March 2009 on the Industrial Emission Directive – recast of the current IPPC directive. This proposal aims at regulating emissions and pollutants in the EU through the use of permits granting to single operators. Although we share and understand the environmental objectives of such… » read more

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Manufacturing industries and in particular, Europe’s electrical and electronic industries – have the potential not only to provide significant growth and employment in the EU, but it is they who will also provide solutions for today’s most pressing societal issues. These are some of the conclusion of the EU’s Competitiveness Council convening this week. “We… » read more

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The Machinery Directive is the core European legislation regulating the mechanical engineering industry. It provides the regulatory basis for the harmonisation of the essential health and safety requirements for machinery at the level of the entire European Union. The existing Machinery Directive (98/37/EC) will remain applicable until the 29th December 2009. A revised Machinery Directive… » read more

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Update of the Orgalime REACH guide Since its publication on Orgalime’s website in May 2007, the REACH guide has been downloaded some 4600 times. The guide will be updated again in 2009, with an additional guideline on the Substance Information Exchange Forum (SIEF) and the update of guidelines related to authorisation, restriction and article 33… » read more

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Orgalime has just joined manufacturing crunch, a global online community for, and about manufacturers and manufacturing. The aim is to try to get some user-generated content from around the globe on issues like REACH, climate change, energy, health care, international tax, trade, immigration and workforce issues, among others………… Join the conversation too……….

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