Useful links

1. EU Regulation 1025/2012 on European standardisation

REGULATION (EU) No 1025/2012 OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL of 25 October 2012 on European standardisation [MORE]

2. Draft Council Conclusions on Single Market Policy – 2 march 2015
“9. NOTES the essential role European standardisation plays in facilitating and strengthening the Single Market, and reinforcing competitiveness of European industry at the international level. STRESSES the need for the European Standardisation system to remain inclusive, transparent, market-driven and efficient, and to be fit for the future. INVITES the Commission to finalize the Independent Review and analyse the impact of standardisation on the economy taking into account the interest of all the parties. CALLS ON the Commission and Member States to encourage European standardisation organisations to systematically take into account the interests of SMEs when designing new standards.
10. SUPPORTS the Commission and stakeholders’ joint endeavours to promote, where appropriate, the position of European standards as a recognised reference point in facilitating compliance with EU legislation, including areas such as the Digital Single Market, business services, new and high-end technologies as well as e-policies (e-procurement, e-government, e-governance), and which can also influence and further advance international trade and our interests with international partners. EMPHASISES the continuous need for “state of the art” and high quality standards; STRESSES the importance of fair, reasonable and non- discriminatory terms for the licencing of standard essential patents, and the need for streamlining EU and international standardisation activities.”  [more]