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EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT RESOLUTION ON THE PROPOSAL FOR A EUROPEAN REGULATION ON THE SAFETY OF TOYS

On 13 March 2024, the European Parliament adopted at first reading a legislative resolution on the proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on the safety of toys and repealing Directive 2009/48/EC. This proposal for a regulation aims to strengthen the rules on the safety and free movement of toys […]

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Judgment of the Court of Justice of the EU C 296/23 of 20 June 2024: the provisions on misleading advertising included in Article 72 of EU Regulation No 528/2012 on biocides must be interpreted broadly

In its judgment C 296/23 of 20 June 2024, the Court of Justice of the EU (ECJ) ruled on the scope of misleading advertising provided for in Article 72 of EU Regulation 528/2012 on biocides. The CJEU ruled that the terms “any other similar indication” included in Article 72, although preceded by specific prohibited terms, […]

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E- COMMERCE: NO ADDITIONAL OBLIGATIONS FOR SERVICE PROVIDERS ESTABLISHED IN ANOTHER EU MEMBER STATE

Judgment of 30 May 2024 of the Court of Justice of the European Union in joined cases C-662/22 | Airbnb Ireland and C-667/22 | Amazon Services Europe The Court of Justice of the European Union ruled that a Member State may not impose additional obligations for the provision of services on its territory on suppliers […]

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EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT RESOLUTION ON PACKAGING AND PACKAGING WASTE

On 24 April 2024, the European Parliament adopted at first reading a legislative resolution on the proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on packaging and packaging waste, amending Regulation (EU) 2019/1020 and Directive (EU) 2019/904 and repealing Directive 94/62/EC. The aim of this proposed regulation is to establish environmental […]

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A right of access to harmonised technical standards for individuals

On 5 March 2024, the Grand Chamber of the Court of Justice of the European Union ruled, notably on the basis of the principle of transparency, that individuals have a right of access to harmonised technical standards (case C-588/21 P | Public.Resource.Org and Right to Know v Commission and others). This judgment sets aside the […]

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ECHA identifies risks from PVC additives and microparticle releases

An ECHA’s ( European Chemicals Agency) investigation has identified several substances used for PVC plastic which may be harmful to humans and the environment. It focused on 63 PVC additives, such as plasticers, flame retardants and heat stabilisers. The investigation concludes recommending greater regulatory action in order to minimise the impacts and risks these new […]

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Notice to manufacturers and notified bodies to ensure timely compliance with MDR and IVDR requirements

The MDGC (Medical Device Coordination Group) has published guidance in order to ensure timely compliance with MDR (Medical Device Regulation) and IVDR (In Vitro Diagnostic Medical Regulation). The study calls on manufacturers, and the bodies that help regulate them, to increase transparency in regards to the timeline for conformity assessments and increase their public availability. […]

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EU regulator implements decision on harmonised standards for construction products.

On 7 November 2023, the European Commission adopted Decision (EU) 2023/2461 implementing harmonised standards for construction products. This Decision entered into force on 9 November 2023. This Decision amends Decision (EU) 2019/451 by adding five new entries (8-12) that deal with residential solid fuel burning appliances. These are: Room heaters. Inset appliances including open fires. […]

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EU Commission adopts new decision on recycled plastic content in single use bottles

On 30 November 2023, the Commission adopted Decision 2023/2683 on the rules regarding recycled plastic content in single use bottles (Recycled Content in Bottles Decision = RCBD). The RCBD implements Directive 2019/904 (Reduction of Impact of Plastic Products Directive = RIPPD). It will enter into force on 4 December 2023. The RCBD lays down the […]

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EU Member States and European Commission adopt a Medical Device Software Hardware combinations Guidance

On 18 October 2023, the Medical Device Coordination Group (MDCG), a group composed of representatives of all Member States and chaired by a representative of the European Commission, adopted a Medical Device Software (MDSW) Hardware combinations Guidance. This Guidance is aimed at helping manufacturers of medical software understand how to make products in conformity with […]

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