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Rules for the application of Regulation regarding uniform procedures and technical specifications for the type-approval of the automated driving system (ADS) of fully automated vehicles

Rules for the application of Regulation regarding uniform procedures and technical specifications for the type-approval of the automated driving system (ADS) of fully automated vehicles

Monday, 29 de Augost de 2022

This Regulation applies to the type-approval of fully automated vehicles of category M and N, with regard to their automated driving system, for the following use cases: Fully automated vehicles, including dual mode vehicles, designed and constructed for the carriage of passengers or carriage of goods on a predefined area. ‘Hub-to-hub’: on a predefined route with fixed start and end points of a journey/trip. ‘Automated valet parking’: for parking applications within predefined parking facilities. 

Circular Economy Package

Circular Economy Package

Monday, 8 de Augost de 2022

The European Commission has proposed a Circular Economy package to mainstream circular economy products on the European market, scale up circular economy business models and increase circularity literacy in Europe. As part of the EU Industrial Strategy and the EU Green Deal, the new Circular Economy Package outlines measures to accelerate circular economy in the European Union. The outlined measures will target companies and consumers alike.

More transparent and predictable working conditions for workers in EU

More transparent and predictable working conditions for workers in EU

Monday, 8 de Augost de 2022

With the Directive on transparent and predictable working conditions, workers in the EU will have the right to more complete information, a limit to the length of probationary periods, take up another job with another employer, be informed within a reasonable period in advance when work will have to be done, effective measures that prevent abuse of zero-hour contract work, receive a written reply to a request for transfer to another more secure job or receive cost-free mandatory training related to the job. 

5 ways EU scientists are making batteries better, safer, and greener

5 ways EU scientists are making batteries better, safer, and greener

Friday, 22 de July de 2022

European consumers expect all batteries sold in the EU to be safe, sustainable, and perform according to the product specification. The European Commission’s proposal for a new Batteries Regulation aims to ensure that batteries are long-lasting and safe. This Regulation will apply to all batteries, except those connected with the essential security interests of EU countries or batteries used in equipment designed to be sent into space.

Commission amends the Temporary Crisis Framework

Commission amends the Temporary Crisis Framework

Thursday, 21 de July de 2022

The European Commission has adopted an amendment to the State aid Temporary Crisis Framework, initially adopted on 23 March 2022 to support the economy in the context of Russia's invasion of Ukraine. This amendment extends the Temporary Crisis Framework by providing for the following additional types of aid measures in line with the REPowerEU Plan: accelerating the rollout of renewable energy and facilitating the decarbonisation of industrial processes. 

Unitary Patent & Unified Patent Court

Unitary Patent & Unified Patent Court

Thursday, 21 de July de 2022

The Unitary Patent and the Unified Patent Court are the building blocks which supplement and strengthen the existing centralised European patent granting system. A reform of European patents has been long awaited, and it will come into effect on January 2023. With the new European patent with unitary effect, companies are free from the choice of countries of application. 

Commission proposes more flexible exceptions regime and targeted relief to airlines

Commission proposes more flexible exceptions regime and targeted relief to airlines

Wednesday, 13 de July de 2022

The Commission has adopted a proposal to allow the airline slot regime to respond more flexibly to unexpected developments in the near future. The Commission therefore proposes, on the one hand, to return to the standard slot use rate of 80% as of 30 October – reflecting demand – but at the same time, to prolong the possibility to make use of the ‘justified non-use of slots' (JNUS) tool created during the pandemic.

New rules to improve road safety and enable fully driverless vehicles in the EU

New rules to improve road safety and enable fully driverless vehicles in the EU

Monday, 11 de July de 2022

The new Vehicle General Safety Regulation introduces a range of mandatory advanced driver assistant systems to improve road safety and establishes the legal framework for the approval of automated and fully driverless vehicles in the EU. The new safety measures will help to better protect passengers, pedestrians and cyclists across the EU, expectedly saving over 25,000 lives and avoid at least 140,000 serious injuries by 2038.

Commission welcomes the adoption by the European Parliament of the EU's new rulebook for digital services

Commission welcomes the adoption by the European Parliament of the EU's new rulebook for digital services

Monday, 11 de July de 2022

The Commission welcomes the adoption by the European Parliament of the Digital Services Act and Digital Markets Act, proposed by the Commission in December 2020. The Digital Services Package sets out a first comprehensive rulebook for the online platforms that we all depend on in our daily lives. These new rules will be applicable across the whole of the EU and will create a safer and more open digital space, grounded in respect for fundamental rights.

Commission proposes rules to simplify procedures for State aid to green transport

Commission proposes rules to simplify procedures for State aid to green transport

Monday, 11 de July de 2022

The European Commission has proposed a Council Regulation enabling the Commission to exempt from prior notification under EU State aid rules certain types of aid for rail, inland waterway and multimodal transport, with the objective of promoting green transport. Furthermore, between other aspects, it will enable the Commission to declare certain categories of State aid to greener modes of transport compatible with the internal market. 

A hydrogen strategy for a climate-neutral Europe

A hydrogen strategy for a climate-neutral Europe

Monday, 4 de July de 2022

To accelerate the development of clean hydrogen, the European Commission adopted a new hydrogen strategy. The European Green Deal aim of climate-neutrality by 2050, decarbonising the energy sector, which accounts for 75 % of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, is an essential step. Hydrogen is viewed as a key component to deliver decarbonised energy where renewable electricity has its limits and challenges, notably when it comes to storage, heavy-duty transport and energy-intensive industries. 

Commission welcomes political agreement on adequate minimum wages for workers in the EU

Commission welcomes political agreement on adequate minimum wages for workers in the EU

Monday, 13 de June de 2022

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.