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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 130 000 companies – 95% of which are small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) that employ over 10 million European citizens; those citizens are people like you and me – working to provide a stable home for our families, working to create a better environment for our planet. And the jobs they are in are providing the technological solutions to the societal demands that our larger and aging population are crying out for. The European Commission’s policy ‘labelling’ reads like something from a school report – ‘good’, ‘better’ and now ‘smart’. Now Europe is into forging […]

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