Today, the European Commission published the first review of the detergents regulation since its entry into force in 2004 (Regulation (EC) No 648/2004 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 31 March 2004 on detergents).
Today the European Commission published the 2019 edition of the Single Market Scoreboard.
The scoreboard provides a detailed overview of how EU single market rules were applied in the European Economic Area (EEA) in 2018; how open and integrated certain markets are; and how much EU countries contributed to a number of EU tools to make the single market function better.
Electric and hybrid cars are much quieter on the road than the cars with a combustion engine. Although this is beneficial to the environment, it can also result dangerous to road users, especially to visually impaired people or cyclists, since they may not hear the cars approaching, being present or departing.
On 20 November 2019, the European Commission will launch ‘due diligence ready!’. This initiative will support responsible minerals and metals sourcing.
The Commission is launching a call for ideas to gather recommendations in satellite navigation upstream research and development (R&D) activities, to help identify European capacities and weaknesses in this field, and to design a multi-annual R&D roadmap accordingly. Participants are required to fill in a questionnaire and send it to GROW-HE-EGNSS@ec.europa.eu by 7 August 2019, 18.00 CEST.
On 14 March 2019, 15 representatives of 13 EU countries were updated on recent developments in cluster policies. Participants met to discuss the role of clusters and cluster policy in promoting internationalisation and skill development. There, they could share where they see a need for policy action, including at EU level. Participants all agreed on the importance of internationalisation and skills development through European clusters as a key means of boosting industrial change and growth.
This call for tender is for the development and communication of food price composition indicators, based on extensive data collection and analysis.
The ‘Once-Only’ Principle (OOP) is a key enabler for simplifying administrative procedures. The idea behind this principle is that public authorities should not request information from businesses and citizens that they already possess or can retrieve from national databases. In some European countries, this is already an established practice. It not only saves millions of euros but it also makes interaction between authorities, business and citizens much easier. However, currently this works only within a country. The next step is to open up those systems to citizens and businesses of other countries.
The 25th anniversary of EU-OSHA coincides with another important European milestone on occupational safety and health (OSH): 30 years ago, on 12 June, the OSH Framework Directive 89/391/EEC was adopted by the European Council. This legal act is of fundamental importance for all working people as it lays down the general principles for the prevention and protection of workers against occupational accidents and diseases.
Commissioner Elżbieta Bieńkowska, responsible for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs visited Canada to promote the cooperation of business networks – also called clusters – between the EU and Canada. As part of this objective, Commissioner Bieńkowska and Mr Navdeep Bains, Canada’s Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, took part in the signing ceremony of an administrative agreement on cluster cooperation, which was formally signed by the European Commission and the Canadian Department of Industry.
Over 40 participating cities and 400 key stakeholders from policy, business and academia came together in Brussels on 5 June for the high-level conference: A Strategy for EU cities in the 21st century.