Last 3 May was held in Brussels a so-called validation wokshop, organized by the European Commission, which was an opportunity to present the first trends at the end of the public consultation and a campaign of telephone interviews and to gather further insights from stakeholders, in view of the publication of the final report (July 2018) which will be preparatory to the evaluation and impact assessment of the Regulation (EU) n. 305 / 2011 'CPR' conducted by the European Commission.
On the occasion of the above mentioned workshop, a background paper was circulated (which you can find attached) which illustrates the objectives of the study, the methodology used, the information on how the Regulation was implemented up to now and what the options could be for a potential revision of the same.
From the first conclusions:
the Regulation still requires greater legal clarity;
the simplified procedures for SMEs have not been almost used;
market surveillance is insufficient and ineffective
obstacles remain in the internal market.
During the validation workshop the problematic of the lack of harmonization of the rules and of the excessive times required by the standardization process was highlighted, in light of the fact that the standards harmonized with the Regulation are mandatory; the question of fitness for use was also discussed.
Finally, an analysis of the impact of the various options presented in the initial impact assessment was presented. On this point the options were preferred
I - Baseline scenario (no legislative change);
IIa - Limited CPR revision only tackling the issues explicitly identified in the July 2016 Implementation
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