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European Council gives final green light to adapted EU standardisation rules

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The EU ministers gave their final approval to amend the European standardisation regulation.

The regulation lays down procedures for developing harmonised standards within the EU. These harmonised standards make it easier to place products on the single market and thereby strengthen the EU’s competitiveness.

The amendment introduces new requirements for European standardisation organisations (ESOs) to ensure the involvement of national standardisation bodies in the EU and the European Economic Area. Reinforcing the role of national representatives will improve the functioning of ESOs and enhance member states’ representation in their decision-making processes.

The amendment will also ensure the promotion of European values in developing European standards. That is particularly important in view of the ongoing digital transition.


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