On 4 December AM, a Commission representative from DG GROW will present the Commission’s plans to review the Machinery Directive, which was last updated in 2006. Like other internal market legislation, the Machinery Directive sets out fully harmonised requirements concerning protection of health and safety that machinery has to meet in order to be allowed to circulate freely across the internal market.
Type approval of motor vehicles: consideration of draft opinion
02-12-2019 – 15:22
On 4 December AM, Members will consider the draft opinion on type approval of motor vehicles with respect to emissions from light passenger and commercial vehicles (Euro 5 and Euro 6) and on access to vehicle repair and maintenance information. The core element of this legislative proposal concerns the introduction of conformity factors used to assess the compliance of vehicles with the Euro 6 emission limits set out in EU legislation while performing Real Driving Emissions (RDE) tests.
Internet Governance Forum in Berlin – 25 to 29 November
02-12-2019 – 15:22
A cross-committee delegation of the European Parliament participated in the 14th meeting of the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) in Berlin from 25 to 29 November. The IGF is a multi-stakeholder discussion platform of the United Nations that addresses current legal, political, social and technical aspects of the Internet.
Hearing of Thierry Breton, Commissioner-designae for Internal Market
18-11-2019 – 11:11
On 14 November 2019, Mr Breton, Commissioner-designate for Internal Market, appeared before the Committee on Internal Market and Consumer Protection and the Committee on Industry, Research and Energy. The hearing lasted three hours and, after an opening statement from the Commissioner-designate, Members asked questions related to his portfolio aimed at evaluating whether Mr Breton is qualified to be Member of the College and to carry out the particular duties assigned to him.
On Thursday, 14 November, the three new Commissioners-designate Olivér Várhelyi, Adina-Ioana Vălean and Thierry Breton will face three-hour hearings in the EP.
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