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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

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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… » read more

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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.… » read more

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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… » read more

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http://machinery-surveillance.eu/ 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 law… » read more

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Orgalime have raised their concerns to the European Commission about a situation that might be considered as ‘potentially constituting’ abuse of dominant position in the US market. European component manufacturers have been suffering for years the consequences arising from the practices of Underwriters Laboratories (UL) in the US certification market. Taking advantage of the non-competitive… » read more

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At the end of May 2011, the European Council rubberstamped a two and half year recast procedure on the revised RoHS Directive. The legislation, which restricts the use of six hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment, such as TVs, laptops, washing machines, fridges and lighting equipment has now been extended to progressively phase in… » read more

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“There has been intense dialogue between the stakeholders concerned and, indeed, we said on the occasion of the European Parliament plenary vote at the beginning of February, that we were unsure if the glass was half full or half empty. Now, the issue for European engineering is to arrive at something which is manageable by… » read more

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Orgalime has followed and contributed for many years to the European Contract Law debate. With regard to the Commission Green Paper on the way forward, Orgalime supports two suggestions, namely the publication of the results of the expert group (Option 1) and the creation of an “official toolbox” (Option 2), provided certain rules are respected… » read more

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