Risk & Policy Analysts Ltd (RPA), together with CSES and EPRD, has been contracted by the European Commission (DG Justice) to support the evaluation of the Consumer Rights Directive (Directive 2011/83/EU).   

The Directive on Consumer Rights (2011/83/EU) was adopted in 2011 and had to be transposed into national legislation by the Member States and be applicable from 2014.  The Directive supports a real business-to-consumer (B2C) internal market, striking the right balance between a high level of consumer protection and the competitiveness of enterprises.

The objective of the study is to collect data and information on how the Directive is viewed by consumers and businesses in the following countries:  Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Germany, Estonia, Finland, Greece, France, Ireland, Italy, Lithuania, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Sweden, Slovakia, United Kingdom as well as authorities and ECCs across the EU.

To assist with this study we are inviting consumers, businesses and authorities to complete a short questionnaire by 16 September 2016

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RPA, together with FoBiG, Milieu, and EPRD, have been contracted by the European Commission to support the evaluation of a possible amendment of Directive 2004/37/EC on the protection of workers from the risks related to exposure to carcinogens or mutagens at work (CMD).

The preventive and protective measures established by the CMD include the Occupational Exposure Limit Values (OELVs) set out in Annex 3 of the Directive.  New OELVs are being considered for chromium VI compounds, 1,3-butadiene, acrylamide, ethylene oxide, 1,2-epoxypropane, bromoethylene, and a revised OELV is being considered for vinyl chloride monomer. 

The objective of the study is to collect data and information feeding into the assessment of the impacts of the OELVs and, in particular, the evaluation of potential impacts on competitiveness and SMEs.

The deadline for survey completion is 31st May 2016

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The Swedish Chemicals Agency (KemI) wishes to prepare a RoHS Annex II dossier for the restriction of use of MCCP in electrical and electronic equipment (EEE), in accordance with Article 6(1) of the RoHS recast Directive (2011/65/EU) and has commissioned Risk & Policy Analysts Ltd (RPA) for support. 

This survey requests information regarding :

  • Any use of MCCP or MCCP-containing products (mixtures / articles) that takes place within the EU, including, where available, the respective tonnages; and
  • The presence of MCCP in mixtures or EEE articles of non-EU origin which are placed on the EU market.

Information submitted will be handled according to a confidentiality policy, which can be found by clicking here.

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The Construction Products Regulation (EU) No 305/2011 (the CPR) was published in April 2011 and repealed the Construction Products Directive (the CPD).  Although the CPR has only recently been implemented, the European Commission (DG ENTR) is keen to assess the extent to which the CPR is meeting (or is likely to meet) its main objectives – based on actual experiences of key stakeholders based on implementation approaches in each Member State. 

A consultation has therefore been launched, aimed at obtaining information to inform policy makers on progress against the CPR objectives, and which will contribute to developing conclusions on whether further actions still need to be taken to ensure the consolidation of the Internal Market for construction products.

The deadline for completion of questionnaires has passed.  The consultation is now closed.

Click here to find out more about this consultation.

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