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Harmonised product safety legislation is one of the cornerstones of the Single Market and the free movement of goods. Only safe and traceable products should be allowed to be placed on the market, and business must inform consumers of any risks associated with their products. Safety legislation will have to keep up with technological innovations and online marketing practices in the digital age to ensure that it remains fit for purpose.

19 December 2023
The European Parliament and Council of the EU reached a political agreement on the Construction Products Regulation on 13 December 2023.
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07 August 2023
Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2023/1586 was published in the Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU) on 2 August 2023. It contains the references to harmonised standards adopted for the Machinery Directive.
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14 July 2023
The European Commission opened the feedback window on a draft Delegated Regulation establishing classes of performance in relation to the resistance to fire, which supplements the Construction Products Regulation (CPR).
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13 July 2023
After formal adoption and signature by the Council and Parliament, the Machinery Regulation legal text has been published in the Official Journal of the EU dated 29 June 2023.
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30 May 2023
The European Parliament formally approved the Machinery Regulation in its plenary sitting of 18 April, with 595 votes in favour, 7 votes against, and 30 abstentions. The Competitiveness Council endorsed the final text on 22 May.
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30 May 2023
The European Parliament’s ITRE and IMCO Committees have adopted and published their positions on the revised Construction Products Regulation (CPR). In the Council, the Swedish has proposed a compromise text.
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03 August 2021
Taking into account the changes introduced by the GAR (EU 2016/426), the Commission considers it necessary to request the European Committee for Standardisation (CEN) to review existing harmonised standards and to adopt necessary amendments or revisions to these stand...
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08 July 2021
CEN and CENELEC are hosting a webinar that will provide participants with practical information regarding the preparation of CEN & CENELEC harmonised standards to be cited in the Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU) under the Machinery Directive....
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