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     GENERAL ISSUES   On the draft EU Regulation on type-approval and market surveillance, several bilateral discussions took place with CLEPA members, EU Commission and other stakeholders to prepare the CLEPA position on the draft Regulation and the amendments to be proposed to the European Parliament and to...

  On Friday, May 6, the European Commission published minutes from the TTIP Advisory Group meeting held on April 5. A number of issues were on the agenda, including engineering, ICT, cars, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, cosmetics, textiles, procurement, services, rules of origins and customs, energy and raw...

The Technical Committee on Motor Vehicles will meet on May 12 2016. Please find any available meeting documents (including draft legislation) and the agenda here.   The main points on the agenda are:   Draft proposal submitted for final examination and delivery of opinion on Commission Regulation amending Commission...

  The multiannual work programme will take into account the policitical priorities of the European Union, stakeholders' views and foresight exercises. Consultation of stakeholders is an integral part of the programming process.   A targeted consultation of stakeholders is being held until 11 May 2016.   As background material the following documents...

  Automated driving technologies are already preventing collisions and deaths on our roads. Electronic Stability Control (ESC) is now mandatory on all new cars sold in Europe. Automated Emergency Braking (AEB), Intelligent Speed Assistance (ISA) and lane-keeping systems are increasingly commonplace. All these systems use technology...

  From April 25-29, the city of Hannover, Germany, welcomed the industrial and political leaders from across the globe to the world's largest annual industry fair - the Hannover Messe.   With its keynote theme of “Integrated Industry – Discover Solutions” and the USA as its official Partner...

Brussels, 19 April 2016 Delivering on its Strategy to create a Digital Single Market, the Commission today unveiled its plans to help European industry, SMEs, researchers and public authorities make the most of new technologies.   The European Commission today presented a set of measures to support and...

Earlier this month, the European Commission published the roadmap for the forthcoming communication on “A new Skills Agenda for Europe”. (For the full Roadmap, please click here). The Agenda forms part of the European Commission’s 2016 Work Programme.   The Roadmap aims to promote skills development, including...

  The European Parliament recently published a research study produced by the directorate-general for internal policies policy department B.   The study provides an analysis of the development of automated vehicles inside and outside the EU, including both the technologies which are already on the market and those...

On 5 April, CLEPA CEO Paul Schockmel participated in DIGITALEUROPE's inaugural ‘Masters of Digital’ Conference in Brussels. Held almost one year after the European Commission launched its Digital Single Market strategy, the Conference allowed DIGITALEUROPE to examine and evaluate the most important elements of the...