EC consultations


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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

Commercial vehicles  weights and dimensions

Commercial vehicles weights and dimensions

Thursday, 5 de May de 2022

Under current EU rules, commercial vehicles in the EU carrying goods or passengers by road must meet the allowable weights and dimensions. This initiative will evaluate if the rules ensure the smooth functioning of the single market, and whether they improve the environmental performance of these vehicles while safeguarding road safety.

Aviation Safety Agency

Aviation Safety Agency

Thursday, 5 de May de 2022

The Commission has a legal obligation to evaluate how well the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has fulfilled its objectives, mandate and tasks. This initiative evaluates the impact of the regulation that set up EASA and established its working practices (Regulation (EU) 2018/1139) in ensuring a high level of civil aviation safety in the EU.

Single market  new EU instrument to guarantee functioning of single market during emergencies

Single market new EU instrument to guarantee functioning of single market during emergencies

Thursday, 21 de April de 2022

This initiative, the single market emergency instrument (SMEI), aims to put in place a flexible and transparent mechanism to respond quickly to emergencies and crises that threaten the functioning of the single market. The initiative will ensure the coordination, solidarity and coherence of the EU crisis response and protect the single market’s functioning, ensuring: continued free movement of goods, services & people; smooth-running supply chains; and availability and access to goods & services. Due date: July 4th, 2022.

Consumer protection law  cross-border enforcement

Consumer protection law cross-border enforcement

Thursday, 21 de April de 2022

The report on the Consumer Protection Cooperation (CPC) Regulation aims to evaluate how effectively it contributes to enforcing EU consumer laws; as well as to inform possible future reflections on how to strengthen the CPC pan-European enforcement network to increase cross-border enforcement no matter where a trader is based, tackle unfair practices affecting certain business sectors, and make the network more resilient in a crisis (e.g. COVID-19). Due date: June 27th, 2022.

Vehicle safety - technical requirements for unlimited and small series and special purpose and fully automated vehicles

Vehicle safety - technical requirements for unlimited and small series and special purpose and fully automated vehicles

Tuesday, 5 de April de 2022

This initiative amends Annex II to Regulation (EU) 2018/858 on the approval and market surveillance of motor vehicles and their trailers. It updates the references to the General Safety Regulation and lays down the specific requirements for the approval of vehicles produced in small series, special purpose vehicles and driverless vehicles. In addition, specific provisions on software updates are included in the conformity of production procedure in Annex IV to that Regulation. Due date: April 19th, 2022. 

Access to vehicle data, functions and resources

Access to vehicle data, functions and resources

Thursday, 31 de March de 2022

Modern vehicles have features that allow a wide range of data that they generate when driving to be collected. This initiative sets the conditions for accessing and using such in-vehicle generated data. It aims to enable clear and competition-friendly EU rules for services that are based on access to car data, for example repair and maintenance, car sharing, mobility as a service and insurance. Due date: June 21st

ntellectual property  new framework for standard-essential patents

ntellectual property new framework for standard-essential patents

Monday, 14 de March de 2022

A patent that protects technology essential to a standard is called a standard-essential patent (SEP). Patent-holders commit to licence their SEPs to users of the standard on fair, reasonable and non-discriminatory terms and conditions. However, some users have found that the system for licensing SEPs is not transparent, predictable or efficient. This initiative seeks to create a fair and balanced licensing framework and may combine legislative and non-legislative action. Due date May 9th, 2022. 

Sustainable transport - revision of Combined Transport Directive

Sustainable transport - revision of Combined Transport Directive

Monday, 14 de March de 2022

The Combined Transport Directive supports the shift from road freight to lower emission transport modes such as inland waterways, maritime transport and rail. In light of the European Green Deal’s calls for higher ambition and the need to implement the ‘polluter pays’ and ‘user pays’ principles, this initiative will review which transport operations should be supported, as well as which support measures would be most effective in this regard. Due date May 30th, 2020.