The Directive establishes a framework for the adequacy of statutory minimum wages, promoting collective bargaining on wage setting, and enhancing the effective access of workers to minimum wage protection in the EU. The main elements of the Directive are: A framework for setting and updating statutory minimum wages, Promoting and facilitating collective bargaining on wages, and Improved monitoring and enforcement of minimum wage protection.
On May 18th, Member States, workers and employers in the EU Advisory Committee on Safety and Health at Work (ACSH) reached an agreement on the need to recognise COVID-19 as an occupational disease in health and social care and in domiciliary assistance and, in a pandemic context, in sectors where there is an outbreak in activities with proven risk of infection, and supported an update of the EU list of occupational diseases.
The European Commission published an important clarification to the 2Zero topic “Nextgen EV components: High efficiency and low-cost electric motors for circularity and low use of rare resources” (HORIZON-CL5-2022-D5-01-09). The acronym CRM included in the topic text has been wrongly expanded as “Composite Reinforced Materials”. The correct term is “Critical Raw Materials”.
The European Commission has adopted two implementing regulations as part of Mobility Package 1 to render checks for compliance with EU road transport rules more targeted and consistent throughout the EU. The first initiative updates the classification of serious infringements that may lead to a road transport operator’s loss of good repute. And the second initiative establishes a common formula for calculating the risk rating of EU road transport undertakings.
This document presents a revision of the TEN-E Regulation EU guidelines for new energy infrastructures. These revised TEN-E Regulation would align closely with the climate neutrality objectives of the European Green Deal: supporting energy infrastructure that consolidates new and existing clean energy technologies, and ending policy and financial support for fossil fuel projects.
Today, the Commission is proposing to update the EU consumer rules to empower consumers for the green transition. The updated rules will ensure that consumers can take informed and environment-friendly choices when buying their products. Consumers will have a right to know how long a product is designed to last for and how, if at all, it can be repaired. In addition, the rules will strengthen consumer protection against untrustworthy or false environmental claims, banning ‘greenwashing'.
The Commission welcomes the swift political agreement reached between the European Parliament and EU Member States on the Digital Markets Act (DMA). The regulation, agreed in slightly more than a year after it was proposed, is among the first initiatives of its kind to comprehensively regulate the gatekeeper power of the largest digital companies.
The European Commission has adopted its guidelines on the general regime of conditionality, which aims to protect the EU budget against breaches of the principles of the rule of law. The guidelines explain in detail how the Commission will apply the regulation, including how the rights of the final recipients and beneficiaries of EU funding will be protected.
The new EC's regulation implememtations which were published on February 7th, establish the compliance verification ckecks, market surveillance checks, testing for possible non-compliance and the third parties recourse to adequate testing facilities.
The new EU Ecodesign measures for electric motors and variable speed drives that came into force on July 1, 2021, are aimed at improving the energy efficiency of these products across the EU. Applicable to AC induction motors * (such as those found in washing machines, air conditioners, or heat pumps), the new rules update the previous 2009 regulation.
The overarching conclusion of the evaluation was that EU action on urban mobility is still required, and is even more crucial now than in 2013 when the Urban Mobility Package was introduced. This is because many of consequences of the problems in urban mobility are of rising severity and gravity for society, the economy and the environment.