“When we speak about standards, it is important to understand that we are all sitting at the same side of the table", this is how Paolo Falcioni, Director General of APPLiA, kicked off the discussion on why the participation of NGOs in the standardisation process matters. The event was organised on December 5th by the European Environmental Citizens’ Organisation for Standardisation (ECOS) in Brussels.

The European steel industry is a key business partner in all our sectors. It is vital for us that the steel industry does well to maintain stability in our supply chains.

28 business organisations, in a common statement, call for a swift ratification of the EU-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement.

On the occasion of the World Standardisation Day on October 14, it is worth mentioning the extreme amount of work that has been done from the authorities and manufacturers, in order to enjoy the current standards of our home appliances. 

The Commissioner for Competition, Margrethe Vestager highlighted that the idea of a common market goes beyond the trade of goods, influencing the society as a whole. Building up on the Commissioner’s message, APPLiA’s Director-General, Paolo Falcioni said: “We have to go further because making Circular society a reality would not be possible without the creation of a Single Market for waste.”

The vote of the European Parliament Committee on Internal Market and Consumer Protection (IMCO) on 3rd September is an improvement of how the Market Surveillance System could function in the EU.