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Medicinal products: European Commission publishes Report on shortcomings in the summary of product characteristics and the package leaflet
On 22 March 2017, the European Commission published a Report in accordance with Article 59(4) of Directive 2001/83/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council on the Community code relating to me ...
Product safety: European Commission publishes RAPEX Report for 2016
On 16 March 2017, the European Commission published its annual Report on the rapid alert system for non-food dangerous products (RAPEX), covering the year 2016.
Council adopts draft medical device and IVD regulations (EU)
The Council of the EU publishes its position at first reading on the European Commission proposals for regulations on medical devices and in vitro diagnostic devices.
Product Liability Directive: European Commission launches public consultation on the rules on liability of the producer for damage caused by a defective product
On 10 January 2017, the European Commission launched a public consultation on the rules on liability of the producer for damage caused by a defective product.
Single Market Strategy: Council Presidency publishes discussion paper on Single Market Strategy of October 2015
On 11 November 2016, the Council Presidency published a discussion paper on the Single Market Strategy which was proposed by the European Commission on 28 October 2015.
Aerosol dispensers: European Commission launches public consultation on Directive 75/324/EEC
On 30 September 2016, the European Commission launched a public consultation on the evaluation of the Aerosol Dispensers Directive 75/324/EEC.
Lifts Directive: European Commission launches public consultation and publishes REFIT Evaluation
On 22 September 2016, the European Commission launched a public consultation on the evaluation of Directive 95/16/EC of 29 June 1995 on the approximation of the laws of the member states relating to l ...
Medical devices: Council adopts political agreement on new rules for medical devices
On 20 September 2016, the General Affairs Council adopted a political agreement on new rules for medical devices.
Product Liability Directive: European Commission publishes Evaluation and Fitness Check Roadmap on Directive 85/374/EEC
The European Commission, on 12 September 2016, published an Evaluation and Fitness Check Roadmap on Council Directive 85/374/EEC concerning liability for defective products.
Product regulation: European Commission publishes update of Blue Guide
On 26 July 2016, the European Commission's Guide to the implementation of Directives based on the New Approach and the Global Approach (the Blue Guide) was published in the Official Journal.
Internal Market for goods: European Commission launches public consultation on evaluation of market surveillance provisions of Regulation (EC) 765/2008
On 28 June 2016, the European Commission launched a public consultation on the evaluation of the market surveillance provisions of Regulation (EC) 765/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Counci ...
Medical devices: COREPER and European Parliament Committee endorse political agreement on proposed Regulations
On 15 June 2016, the Council's Committee of Permanent Representatives (COREPER) and the European Parliament's Environment, Public Health and Food Safety Committee endorsed in separate meetings the pol ...
Marketing of products: 11 member states try to break deadlock over Product Safety and Market Surveillance Package
On 27 May 2016, the Competitiveness Council took note of a request made by 11 member states to renew efforts with a view to moving forward negotiations on the Product Safety and Market Surveillance pr ...
Medical devices: Council and European Parliament reach political agreement on proposed Regulations
The Council and European Parliament reached a political agreement on the proposed Regulations on medical devices and in vitro medical devices on 25 May 2016.
Product safety: European Commission publishes RAPEX Report for 2015
On 25 April 2016, the European Commission published its RAPEX Report for 2015. RAPEX is the EU rapid alert system for dangerous non-food products.
Hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment: European Commission adopts Report on exercise of its power to adopt delegated acts under RoHS Directive
On 18 April 2016, the European Commission adopted a Report on the exercise of the power to adopt delegated acts conferred on it by Directive 2011/65/EU on the restriction of the use of certain hazardo ...
Child-resistant lighters: European Commission Implementing Decision extending validity of Decision 2006/502/EC published in Official Journal
On 14 April 2016, Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2016/575 of 29 March 2016 extending the validity of Decision 2006/502/EC requiring member states to take measures to ensure that only lighters w ...
Product safety: three Regulations published in Official Journal
On 31 March 2016, Regulation (EU) 2016/424 of the European Parliament and of the Council on cableway installations and repealing Directive 2000/9/EC; Regulation (EU) 2016/425 of the European Parliamen ...
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Key ongoing EU legislative initiatives
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