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Economy & Jobs 04-12-2019

Standards Build Trust

We all want the best for Europe: for our citizens, for our industries, for our consumers, for the future.
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Standards build trust!

European standards help Europe meet today and tomorrow’s technological and societal challenges. They support Europe’s priorities through improving business performance and creating trust.
Public Affairs 30-10-2008

Businesses fear EU-US regulatory frenzy after election

EU consumer groups are calling for transatlantic product standards legislation to be better enforced. But business representatives warn that regulatory cooperation is "not always very good" for industry.
Transport 11-05-2007

EU sets new standards for vehicles

New rules on vehicle manufacturing standards, backed by the Parliament on 10 May 2007, should raise environmental and safety measures while making it easier for producers to sell their vehicles across the 27 EU member states.

EU seeks to boost internal market by easing product-safety rules

The Commission wants to boost trade between EU countries by making it more difficult for member states to block imports of specific products on the basis that they do not meet particular national standards.

Setting standards to fight climate change while reducing poverty

Academics, corporations and conservation groups have drafted standards to pick development projects that reduce climate change while benefiting local communities and preserving biodiversity.
Digital 14-10-2003

World Standards Day: focus on Information Society

The role of standards for the Information Society is the focus of the World Standards Day on 14 October.
Climate change 08-01-2002

Commission launches online consultation on ‘New Approach’ Directives

The Commission has launched an online consultation concerning the functioning of so-called 'New Approach' directives on product regulation. Stakeholder input will be used to shape a Commission Communication that will set out proposals for improvements to the existing system.
Enlargement 26-04-2000

CEPS commentary on EU technical barriers to trade with candidates

CEPS study on EU technical barriers to trade with the candidate countries points out that such barriers affect each country in a different way.