Press releases

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.

Preventing the exposure of nurses and health professionals to hazardous drugs

20 June 2017

Every year more than 12.7 million health professionals in Europe, including 7.3 million nurses, are exposed to carcinogenic, mutagenic and reprotoxic hazardous drugs. 

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.

Slovenia: Global Green Destinations Day

29 June 2016
Slovenian Tourist Board

The Slovenian Tourist Board (STB) puts sustainability at the core of development and promotional activities and aims at a more responsible behaviour towards the environment and the positioning of green Slovenia in the world.

EU Dog & Cat Alliance calls on the EU to tackle the illegal trade of cats and dogs in Europe

2 June 2016
EU Dog & Cat Alliance

EU Dog & Cat Alliance event held today in the European Parliament to discuss the next steps to safeguard companion animal health and welfare, public health and consumer protection.

Excellence in Radiotherapy for Children and Adolescents: the QUARTET Project

30 May 2016

Last 20th May 2016 a group of European experts in paediatric cancer radiotherapy and imaging officially kicked-off the project QUARTET (Quality and Excellence in Radiotherapy and Imaging for Children and Adolescents with Cancer across Europe in Clinical Trials) in Brussels.