EC consultations


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Motor vehicle block exemption  review of the Supplementary Guidelines

Motor vehicle block exemption review of the Supplementary Guidelines

Thursday, 25 de Augost de 2022

The block exemption rules in competition policy for motor vehicles expire on 31 May 2023. The evaluation conducted in 2018-2021 concluded that the rules are still valid. However, the Supplementary Guidelines to the rules should be updated to reflect the main technological developments in the automotive industry since 2010. This initiative aims to extend the Motor Vehicle Block Exemption Regulation for another 5 years and to introduce limited and targeted updates to the Supplementary Guidelines. Due date: September 30th. 

Count your transport emissions  CountEmissions EU

Count your transport emissions CountEmissions EU

Thursday, 25 de Augost de 2022

This initiative sets out a common framework to calculate and report transport-related greenhouse gas emissions. It can be applied by both the passenger and freight sector. Transparent information will allow service providers to monitor and reduce their emissions and improve the efficiency of their transport services, and will enable users to choose the most sustainable option. Due date: October 17th. 

Roadworthiness  evaluation of EU rules

Roadworthiness evaluation of EU rules

Thursday, 25 de Augost de 2022

The EU’s ‘roadworthiness package’ consists of 3 directives covering periodic roadworthiness tests, technical roadside inspections of commercial vehicles, and vehicle registration documents. It has been in force since 20 May 2018. This evaluation will assess how the roadworthiness directives have improved road safety, and will identify possible gaps. Due date: September 28th. 

Revised framework for compulsory licensing of patents

Revised framework for compulsory licensing of patents

Thursday, 25 de Augost de 2022

EU countries currently regulate and implement the framework for compulsory licensing of patents in the EU using different, fragmented procedures. This means it is not efficient enough to tackle EU-wide crises. Also, the efficiency of the current EU procedure on compulsory licensing of patents for export to countries with public health problems (Regulation 816/2006) should be examined. This initiative aims to revise the framework so it is adequately prepared & coordinated to tackle future crises. Due date: September 29th. 

CountEmissions EU: Count your transport emissions

CountEmissions EU: Count your transport emissions

Friday, 29 de July de 2022

This initiative sets out a common framework to calculate and report transport-related greenhouse gas emissions. It can be applied by both the passenger and freight sector. Transparent information will allow service providers to monitor and reduce their emissions and improve the efficiency of their transport services, and will enable users to choose the most sustainable option. Due date: October 17th. 

Revising the EUs roadworthiness package

Revising the EUs roadworthiness package

Thursday, 14 de July de 2022

Roadworthiness inspections of vehicles are essential not just for road safety but also for maintaining a vehicle’s environmental performance over its lifetime. Due to technological/regulatory developments, vehicles in the EU are becoming technically more complex. To keep pace, this initiative aims to adapt the way vehicles are inspected. Better exchange of relevant vehicle roadworthiness data at EU level is also needed to enforce road safety measures more effectively. Due date: September 28th. 

European Commission evaluation of the Agencys work

European Commission evaluation of the Agencys work

Thursday, 14 de July de 2022

The EU Agency for Railways issues safety certificates and vehicle authorisations valid in multiple EU countries; ensures an interoperable European rail traffic management system, facilitating implementation of a single European railway area; and contributes to technical harmonisation, rail digitalisation and seamless rail traffic, increasing the share of sustainable transport in line with the Green Deal. Due date: September 2nd. 

Aviation guidelines

Aviation guidelines

Friday, 1 de July de 2022

The 2014 Guidelines on State aid to airports and airlines include a transition period (expiring in April 2024), during which operating aid to airports with less than 3 million passengers a year can be allowed (as it can be declared compatible with the single market). In view of the additional time needed to start recovering from the effects of the COVID-19 crisis, the Commission is proposing a short prolongation of this transition period, without making any other changes to the rules. Due date: July 21st. 

Train drivers  improved EU certification scheme

Train drivers improved EU certification scheme

Thursday, 16 de June de 2022

The EU’s transport policy includes a harmonised certification scheme for train drivers that allows them, on the basis of certain minimum requirements, to easily transfer between EU countries and/or railway companies. Following an evaluation, this initiative seeks to improve the scheme by ensuring that it: is future-proof; keeps pace with technological progress & increased demand for international journeys; and makes the train-driving profession more diverse & attractive to young people. Due date: September 1st. 

Restriction of the use of hazardous substances in electronics

Restriction of the use of hazardous substances in electronics

Friday, 3 de June de 2022

EU rules limit the use of certain harmful substances in electrical and electronic equipment in order to protect human health and the environment and ensure proper functioning of the internal market. The initiative will simplify and increase the efficiency of the current rules and improve their enforcement. Due date: June 16th. 

Request for support: Survey on Building Supply Chain Resilience in Europe

Request for support: Survey on Building Supply Chain Resilience in Europe

Thursday, 2 de June de 2022

Under the current geopolitical circumstances, many European companies are facing supply chain disruptions. As a follow-up on their recent survey that considered these questions, this platform would like to hear now from European companies about their ideas for solutions to build supply chain resilience. The survey is organised on behalf of the European Commission by the European Cluster Collaboration Platform (ECCP), in collaboration with the Enterprises Europe Network. Due date: June 6th, 2022