A press release from the Conservative MEPs has just landed in our inbox heralding Struan Stevenson’s heroic defeat of the European Parliament’s proposal “to call a moratorium on all deepwater oil drilling”. Here is the main text:A crude knee-jerk propo…
Orgalime believe in the key role that manufacturing industry plays as a driver of Europe’s economy, both through the direct jobs that companies provide and indirectly throughout their supply chains, including not least the services industry. Our manifesto, ‘Maufacturing Matters’ serves not only the European Institutions but anyone who believes that industry counts. In […]
Author: Agnes Lima It’s raining again this morning and the wind makes a rustling noise when it rubs against the windows. It’s the second week that I refuse to carry my umbrella with me and I seek shelter under the eaves of the buildings stretching along the way to my office that is […]
Mr. Giuliano Monizza (ABB) will speak on behalf of T&D Europe and Orgalime at the Renewable Energy Finance & Infrastructure Summit to be held on 28 and 29 January in Vienna, Austria. Following his presentation at the Electra conference in Ljubljana on 15/10/2009, Mr. Monizza will elaborate on how to deliver energy efficiency in […]
The Hungarian nominee for EU Employment and Social Affairs Commissioner, Laszlo Andors, has had his European Parliament today, and it was not quite as dull as some other hearings – Mr Andors seemed willing to share his views on several issues and actua…
This won’t be news to most people, but Members of the European Parliament get up to a great deal of stuff that goes pretty much completely unnoticed.Today the slightly underground French news service Agence Europe reports that the European Parliament’s…
I had always thought that many of the national delegations in the ALDE Group made for very uncomfortable bedfellows. A loose coalition of “liberal” interests, some are free-market evangelicals who would make Lady Thatcher blanche. Others are see themse…
How did the European Parliament promote online the 2009 European Elections? In which ways, the strategic use of social media helped to raise awareness about this major issue? Context The turnout of the European Parliament Elections has been falling steadily since the first elections in 1979. In order to reverse this tendency, the European Parliament… » read more
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
As already stated by Mathew Lowry on his blog, the European Commission has been dipping its toes into the Web 2.0 and trying out a new innovative way to reach out the European citizens online. After the successful experience of the European Parliament which has been campaigning to raise awareness on the European Parliament Elections… » read more
The RoHS recast proposal claims to simplify existing legislation and to avoid unnecessary bureaucracy and administrative costs in line with Better Regulation principles of the EU. Also, the legislative environment in terms of existing EU law changed considerably since the entry into force of the initial RoHS Directive, which should have been reflected accordingly for… » read more
Below you´ll find a written opinon of the fresh MEP Judith Merkies of the Dutch PvdA-delegation in the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats (former PES) on the policial situation in the Netherlands after the recent elections for the European Parliament. As you certainly know, the social-democrats (PvdA) lost […]
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
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……….
Why not have all your European engineering news feeds in one place? Go to the Orgalime page for news, blogs, photos, podcasts and member feeds – even catch up with the European elections…………..
The industry is worth 1 885 billion euro Europe-wide. I think that is worth your while to read the issues that we have to contend with in order to stay competitive in Europe and on the global markets. We represent one third of the manufactured exports of the EU. Go on, give it a try……..more
In a letter to all MEPs, Orgalime has expressed it’s concerns with respect to the upcoming votes of the European Parliament on the draft Podimata report and draft energy labelling implementation measures for refrigerators and TVs. Orgalime requests their support for resolving, what in our view, are major issues in the establishment of the European… » read more
Orgalime have recently submitted their position papers for the recast of WEEE and RoHS. However, it seems that transparency and better regulation have been forgotten with their latest proposals. In terms of WEEE: A Lack of transparency. Notwithstanding certain stakeholder consultations before summer 2008, the Commission did not discuss key options chosen for the final… » read more
I went to Europarl TV this weekend to watch the speech of Czech President Klaus in the European Parliament. But to my surprise I didn’t find any full video of the speech. The only material available in this context on Europarl TV is a short editorial video about the speech (which is the video you… » read more
Given the reactions by MEPs and in the European press I am reproducing the full text of the Speech of Czech President Václav Klaus in the European Parliament last week.