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2023-01-24
CEN and CENELEC spoke at the European Parliament Hearing on Standardization in the Single Market

On 23 January, Elena Santiago Cid, Director General of CEN and CENELEC, was invited to speak at the European Parliament during the hearing on Standardization in the Single Market held by the Committee on Internal Market and Consumer Protection (IMCO).

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2023-01-13
CEN and CENELEC met with Maive Rute, the European Commission’s Chief Standardization Officer

The new year is an opportunity to start things right. In this spirit, on 13 January, the directors of CEN and CENELEC met with the new Chief Standardization Officer of the European Commission, Maive Rute, for a strategic conversation on European Standardization. Mrs Rute was accompanied by Sophie Müller, Head of Unit, and Matthias Bergdahl, Deputy Head of Unit Standards Policy at the European Commission.

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2023-01-11
CEN and CENELEC experts contributed to the first Sherpa sub-group meeting of the High-Level Forum on European Standardization

The preparations for the High-Level Forum on European Standardization officially began on 10 January 2023, with the first meeting of the Sherpa sub-group. CEN and CENELEC are proud to be sending three experts each to the Sherpa sub-group, to contribute to the coordination of the Green, Digital, and Resilient priorities which will steer the work of High-Level Forum. 

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2022-10-20
Read CEN and CENELEC's Position Paper on Common charger agreement – Challenges and perspectives for European Standardization

On 4 October 2022, the EU Parliament voted in favour of adopting a common charger for the EU single market, through an amendment to the Radio Equipment Directive (RED), which establishes a single charging solution for small and medium size electronic devices regardless of their manufacturer. Those devices shall be equipped with USB-C receptable at the device side by 2024 to access the EU market. The same requirements will also become applicable to laptops in 2026.

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2022-10-17
CEN and CENELEC welcome the new European Code of Practice on Standardization for Researchers

In a recently published position paper, CEN (the European Committee for Standardization) and CENELEC (the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization) warmly welcome the draft “Code of Practice on Standardization for Researchers” proposed by the European Commission.

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2022-10-13
CEN and CENELEC welcome the political agreement on strengthening the European Standardization System

On 12 October, negotiators from the European Parliament and the Council of the EU struck a political agreement on the Amendment proposed to Regulation 1025/2012, which regulates standardization in Europe. CEN and CENELEC look forward to working together with the EU institutions to reinforce the European Standardization System.

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2022-10-05
European Standards will make Common Chargers a reality

On 4 October, the European Parliament voted overwhelmingly in favour of adopting a common charger for the EU single market. CEN and CENELEC welcome the decision and look forward to continuing to support this legislation through our standardization activities.  

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2022-07-13
Read CEN and CENELEC’s position on the European Commission’s proposal for the revision of the Construction Products Regulation (CPR)

CEN and CENELEC developed a response to the consultation launched by the European Commission on its proposal for the revision of the Construction Products Regulation (CPR). In the document, the two European Standardization Organisations welcome the objective of the proposal to achieve a well-functioning Single Market for construction products, avoid overlap of EU legislation and contribute to the EU objectives of the green and digital transition.  

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2022-07-07
CEN and CENELEC discussed the European Standardization Strategy with Members of the European Parliament

On 28 June, members of the CEN and CENELEC European Policy Hub (EPH) organised an after-work get-together with Members of the European Parliament, their assistants and policy advisors of the political groups in Brussels. The aim of the event was to exchange views on the new European Standardization Strategy and other current political developments in the field of standardization.

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2022-07-04
Read CEN and CENELEC’s response to the EC consultation on a Sustainable Products Initiative

In 2020, the European Commission launched the Sustainable Products Initiative. At its heart is the revision of the Directive 2009/125/EC on Ecodesign requirements for energy-related products to become a Regulation of the Ecodesign on sustainable products (ESPR), entails sustainability requirements as one of the means to achieve the European Green Deal, and Circular Economy Action Plan. This new proposal by the European Commission supports the achievement of the European Green Deal and fosters the transition to a more Circular model that is in line with the standardization work conducted up to now in Europe.

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