Press releases

CEN and CENELEC aligned with the priorities of the Bulgarian Presidency of the Council of the European Union

13 December 2017

As of 1 January 2018, Bulgaria will take over the rotating Presidency of the Council of the European Union for the first time, and this, 10 years after its accession to the EU. 

European Aluminium applauds EU, Japan and U.S. agreement to tackle excess capacities collectively

13 December 2017
European Aluminium

Brussels, 13 December 2017- Yesterday, Cecilia Malmström, European Commissioner for Trade, Hiroshige Seko, Japan’s Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry and Ambassador Robert E. Lighthizer, U.S. Trade Representative, agreed to strengthen trilateral cooperation in the WTO and other forums in order to battle unfair trade. European Aluminium, the voice of the entire aluminium value chain, welcomes the new commitment.

Impact of Brexit on the EU industry producing household appliances

29 November 2017

This position paper seeks to provide an analysis of the key aspects of Brexit that will impact on household appliance manufacturers in Europe. It reflects on the complexity of the current legislative framework regulating our sector, its continuous change and finally, identifies our sector's priorities based on aggregated results of data collection CECED has made among its members.

Give COPD patients the chance to live healthier through exercise

15 November 2017
European Federation of Allergy and Airways Diseases Patients’ Associations (EFA)

Brussels, 15/11/2017 World COPD Day – Physical activity positively impacts our health and wellbeing. Under the theme The Many Faces of COPD, EFA calls on European and national authorities to promote active lives for COPD patients, by facilitating the access to and reimbursement of pulmonary rehabilitation, support for regular exercise and by staying in the workforce. 

Aluminium sees “glass half full” after ETS trilogue compromise

10 November 2017
European Aluminium

Brussels, 10 November 2017 - EU negotiators yesterday agreed on a package of revised proposals for the Emissions Trading System phase four (2021-2030), including indirect carbon cost compensation. While governments will be allowed to compensate for such costs in a more transparent way, national compensation will ultimately depend on the upcoming revision of the state aid guidelines on CO2 indirect costs compensation.

Biotech Industry State of the Union Evaluation

12 September 2017

EU should put innovation friendly policies back at the heart of their agenda, to benefit from the biotech potential to boost jobs and growth.

CEN, CENELEC and the Eurasian Economic Commission formalise their cooperation

6 July 2017

The Memorandum of Understanding between CEN, CENELEC and the EEC paves the way for closer collaboration on various aspects of standardisation.

CEN and CENELEC lay the foundation for the Digital Economy

5 July 2017

21 June 2017 in Edinburgh marked the launch of the CEN and CENELEC Strategic Plan for Digital Transformation - delivering standards for the Digital World.

EUA calls on governments to refrain from interference in university autonomy

4 April 2017
European University Association

European University Association calls on governments to refrain from interference in university autonomy.

Agreement reached: Focus needed now on practical & enforceable implementation

27 March 2017

The European Institutions have reached a political agreement on a new Energy Labelling Framework Regulation. The new Framework legislation is set to enter force later this year and will bring major changes to the existing and future energy labels, currently applied to many home appliances. We foresee that new labels for the first home appliance products under the new legislation - Washing Machines, Dishwashers and Refrigerators – will be displayed in shops around 2020.

A workable waste legislation to not waste opportunities

14 March 2017

Today, the European Plenary adopted the reports of MEP Simona Bonafè on Commission proposals amending the 2008 Waste Directive, the 2012 Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Directive and the 2006 Batteries and Waste Batteries Directive. These legislative proposals were part of the EU Circular Economy Package, announced in December 2015.

A single market 2.0 for an industry 4.0

28 February 2017

On EU Industry Day, the Home Appliance industry calls for unlocking the digital single market opportunities. The Home Appliance sector is a relevant component of European industry with nearly one million jobs, €44bn in turnover, €1.4bn in R&D and collectively pays €14bn in taxes each year.

The SIOPE Society Day: Children First

30 January 2017

First-of-its-kind, the SIOPE Society Day (27th January 2017, Amsterdam, the Netherlands) presented the latest innovations and ideas on how to address the issues encountered by childhood cancer patients and survivors, as well the role of the SIOPE Strategic Plan in the EU Agenda.

Close the loop without knots

25 January 2017

CECED reacts to Parliament's environment committee vote on the waste directive.


24 November 2016

Opening and closing remarks on WoHIT2016 and HIMSS Europe - Elsevier award winner.