ETUC’s response to the European Commission’s proposal to amend Regulation 1025/2012

On 5 April, the ETUC submitted its reply to the consultation on the proposed amendment to article 10 of Regulation (EU) 1025/2012 on European standardization, which the European Commission had issued as part of the new European Standardization Strategy package on 2 February.

The ETUC welcomes that the proposed amendment to the Regulation aims to safeguard good governance principles in the delivery of harmonized standards, and to strengthen the role of National standardization bodies (NSBs) within the system. However, the ETUC stresses the need to ensure a balanced representation of interests within NSBs, as it is not enough to limit the decision-making power to NSBs if the objective is to ensure sufficient checks and balances. National standardization bodies must facilitate the appropriate representation of all national interests, such as workers’ representatives or trade unions, when the standards have an impact on workers and workers’ conditions.

The ETUC published on the same occasion its final assessment of the EU Standardisation Strategy.


For more information, please contact Natalia GIORGI.



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