Orgalim welcomes the EUCO agreement on the EU budget and recovery package
We welcome the EUCO agreement on the MFF and the recovery package. We call on Member States to focus national plans also on the twin objectives of digital and green transitions to further drive the broader economy. Measures should also be continued to support employment across the European Union.
Internal Market: Orgalim comments on the upcoming delegated act for internet-connected radio equipment and wearables
Orgalim members are still of the opinion that a horizontal approach to cybersecurity requirements would be more beneficial than delegated acts, as this would holistically address the risks and concerns related to cybersecurity and ensure the necessary level of protection without creating a patchwork of requirements in product specific legislation. This paper will, however, only focus on the following three aspects which were raised on 17 November at the RED Expert Group, in order to support the Commission in drafting the delegated act, namely: the definition of the scope of the delegated act, the applicable articles, and the implementation period.
Season's greetings from Orgalim!
As we close this extraordinary 2020, we want to thank our staff, members and partners for all the hard work and their commitment to building a stronger, more resilient future for Europe. We wish you and your close ones a wonderful Christmas and all the best for the year ahead.
Internal Market: Orgalim comments to proposals for the revision of the Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC tabled at the Commission Working Group meeting of 9-10 November 2020
Orgalim recognises that the current economic, political and technological developments are raising questions around the Machinery Directive, leading the European Commission to look at options for a revision. We welcome the opportunity to provide comments and react to the proposals tabled by the Commission.
Industrial AI: what future regulatory blueprint?
How to ensure that the upcoming EU AI legislation achieves its objective of being an enabler of European excellence in AI and not an obstacle? This was the focus of Orgalim’s last Industrial Strategy in Focus event on 2 December, a year to the day since our first event on AI policy. The roundtable, moderated by Orgalim’s Policy Director Christoph Luykx, brought together stakeholders from the Commission and industry for an in-depth discussion that yielded timely insights into the legislation being drafted and the key challenges involved particularly when it comes to industrial AI.
A 2021 under the sign of the crisis
The autumn report, compiled by Orgalim's economists, shows that 2021 will remain under the sign of the crisis as a renewed wave of infections postpones recovery. After a brief but steep recovery in demand in the Europe`s technology industries, the picture is now darkening again.
Internal Market: Orgalim comments on the NLF evaluation roadmap
As already indicated in our response to the Blue Guide revision, we remain convinced that the New Approach and the New Legislative Framework are the best tools to support the proper functioning of the European Single Market for Goods. Thus, we believe that changes should be made only in response to clear needs and we therefore welcome this initiative to evaluate the NLF after 10 years of application, insofar as it will identify the areas in which more clarity is needed.
European Industrial Strategy in Focus
The ‘European Industrial Strategy in Focus’ series provides a platform for discussion and engagement among key stakeholders, focusing on the central policy issues at the core of a forward-looking industrial strategy: from a sustainable industrial recovery, to digital transformation and the Green Deal, discussing the concrete policy choices impacting Europe’s technology industries and how they can respond to the challenges ahead.
From the DG’s desk: Generating value through values?
Tough times tend to be a test of the things we hold dear, and this exceptional year has shown that once again to be true. The crisis we have faced has exposed the fragility of basic values we have long taken for granted: free movement, solidarity, education, to name a few.