On the European Official Journal of 15 July the Commission Execution Decision (EU) 2019 / 120 was published, concerning the updating of the references of the harmonized standards for the 2014 / 34 / EU ATEX Directive.
The Decision is available at following link
As part of the assessment of a possible revision of the Machinery Directive, the European Commission has opened a public consultation which can be resumed at the following link:
The latest list of standards harmonized to the 2006 / 42 / CE Machinery Directive was published in the Official Journal of the EU on 19 March (GUUE L75 / 108) as a decision (EU) 2019 / 436. The references of the harmonized standards have been published in the L series of the Official Journal (which identifies a legislative document), rather than in the C series as happened in the past (meaning a non-binding communication). In relation to this change, the lists of harmonized standards will be published and withdrawn by the OJEU by Commission decisions.
The Council of the Union has adopted a Directive that modernizes the current legislation on copyright.
The new rules aim to guarantee adequate protection for authors, opening up new possibilities for accessing and sharing copyrighted content online throughout the European Union.
The Directive addresses a series of issues that can be included in three macro-categories:
- Adaptation of copyright exceptions / limitations to the digital and cross-border environment
On the 21 and 22 days, Orgalim organizes a training workshop dedicated to the study of the decision-making process of the institutions of the European Union. During the course all phases of the Union's legislative process will be analyzed, from the impact assessment to the adoption of a directive or regulation, covering the entire spectrum of lobbying techniques.
On the Official Journal of the European Union n.75 of 19 March us the was published Execution Decision (EU) 2019 / 451 concerning harmonized standards for construction products developed in support of Regulation (EU) No 305 / 2011 (from 1 December 2018 the references of the harmonized standards are published and withdrawn from the Official Journal of the European Union by means of "execution decisions").
On the Official Journal of the European Union n.75 of 19 March us the was published Execution Decision (EU) 2019 / 436 relating to the harmonized standards for machinery prepared in support of the 2006 / 42 / CE Directive (since 1 ° December 2018 the references of the harmonized standards are published and withdrawn from the Official Journal of the European Union by means of "execution decisions").
The annexes to this Decision report:
Annex III of the 2011 / 65 / EU RoHS Directive defines the list of applications exempted from the restrictions on the use of hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment (EEE). Annex IV is, however, specific for medical devices and monitoring and control instruments.
The verification of these exemptions and their temporal validity is essential for the correct application of the Directive; for this purpose the Commission periodically updates a summary table with the status of all the exemptions defined by the annexes.
During the REACH Committee meeting on 14 and 15 February days, the European Commission officially approved the requests of the CTACsub Committee for authorization to use hexavalent chromium for certain uses.
The Consortium has requested authorization for six different uses of hexavalent chromium. The duration of the relative authorizations that have been granted varies according to these uses, according to the following scheme:
The European Commission has made available the draft of an interpretative document of the ATEX Directive, aimed at clarifying the correct application of the conformity assessment procedures provided for by the Directive in the following cases, which may occur when a product under module D (quality assurance of the production process) is placed on the market with different trademarks: