Category: Legislation

Proposal on AI: putting European innovation at high risk

Today, the largest part of materials handling equipment manufacturer’s competitiveness relies on their capacity to bring in digital developments. In industrial AI, our European companies are (still) in a position of leadership globally. But for how long? The proposal on AI released earlier today casts strong doubts on our industry’s ability to develop AI-driven innovations… Read more »

Proposal on AI: putting European innovation at high risk

Digital transformation and Machinery: shooting at European innovation

For the last 30 years, the EU legislative framework has supported a competitive European industry able to innovate whilst producing highly safe machinery. By hampering digital developments – the heart of our companies’ business strategies – and unnecessarily expanding third party certification, the proposal for a revision of the Machinery Directive released earlier today risks… Read more »

Digital transformation and Machinery: shooting at European innovation

Reconfigurable radio systems: no need for hard legislation

There is no need for hard legislation on reconfigurable radio systems. This is essentially the message FEM conveyed in its reply to the Commission’s public consultation on the topic. This consultation is part of the impact assessment currently carried out by the European Commission and investigating the possible impacts of different policy options to ensure… Read more »

Reconfigurable radio systems: no need for hard legislation

Machinery Directive: FEM comments on initial proposals

FEM has provided detailed comments on a large number of proposals from various entities (mainly Member States) on the revision of the Machinery Directive (MD). These proposals were presented by the European Commission during the last Machinery WG meeting last February.  FEM insisted that the Directive’s current provisions are well-established and have been successfully applied… Read more »

Machinery Directive: FEM comments on initial proposals