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Europe needs social consensus for strong, dynamic and #sustainable industrial change

Europe needs social consensus for strong, dynamic and #sustainable industrial change

| November 21, 2017 | 0 Comments

Industry has always been shaped by continuous change. But some changes are real upheavals, such as the industrial revolution in the 19th century and the one we are facing now: Industry 4.0, the digital revolution of the 21st century. “It may be almost impossible to predict the future, but we need to be prepared for […]

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New research: Carmakers manipulate #TyreMonitorTests

New research: Carmakers manipulate #TyreMonitorTests

| November 7, 2016 | 0 Comments

New independent research points to carmakers again manipulating official tests – this time on safety by adjusting indirect tyre pressure monitoring systems (TPMS) to pass the lab test but failing to perform on the road. The TPMS are designed to alert the driver when their tyres are deflating or are at a dangerously low pressure, […]

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#Steel European industry marches on Brussels to stop China dumping and reject MES

#Steel European industry marches on Brussels to stop China dumping and reject MES

| February 16, 2016 | 0 Comments

About 5,000 workers from 19 European countries marched on Brussels on 15 February to urge EU leaders to stop China dumping and reject Market Economy Status (MES) for China. Milan Nitzschke, spokesperson for AEGIS Europe, said: “We are marching on Brussels today by the thousands to give a clear message to EU policy-makers ‘Say YES […]

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Further joint meeting to take place on challenges and agreement in North Sea

Further joint meeting to take place on challenges and agreement in North Sea

| January 19, 2015 | 0 Comments

GMB, the union for workers employed by offshore contractors in the North Sea oil and gas industry, for engineering construction workers working onshore on North Sea related projects and for gas and energy workers, commented on the  joint meeting on 16 January in Aberdeen of all parties involved in the offshore oil and gas industry including […]

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Choice of Court Convention: EU businesses receive major boost for international trade

Choice of Court Convention: EU businesses receive major boost for international trade

| October 13, 2014 | 0 Comments

On 10 October, EU justice ministers approved a decision ratifying the 2005 Choice of Court Agreements Convention. The Convention promotes trade by clarifying the rules governing international trade disputes, where the parties involved have chosen a competent court. For example, the Convention provides clarity on: jurisdiction rules, which court is competent and on the recognition […]

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ECJ judgement ‘a severe blow to local and regional authorities’ ability to set social standards’ says PES

ECJ judgement ‘a severe blow to local and regional authorities’ ability to set social standards’ says PES

| September 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

Karl-Heinz Lambertz, leader of the Group of Socialists and Progressives in the Committee of the Regions, has expressed his deepest concerns in relation to the 18 September judgement by the European Court of Justice (ECJ) in the Case Bundesdruckerei v Dortmund (C-549/13). In this case, the European Court of Justice has ruled that within a […]

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Alstom to supply 127 wind turbines to Renova Energia for the Umburanas complex

Alstom to supply 127 wind turbines to Renova Energia for the Umburanas complex

Alstom has signed a contract totalling around €320 million1with Renova Energia – leader in wind power generation in Brazil – to deliver, erect and commission 127 wind turbines in the Umburanas complex, located in Bahia State. The wind turbines, composed of ECO 122, ECO 110 and ECO 100 models, will be delivered between January 2017 […]

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