EU Commission welcomes political agreement to improve the governance and integrity of the European standardisation system


The Commission welcomes the political agreement reached on Octpober 12, 2022, between the European Parliament and EU Member States on the amendment to the European Standardisation Regulation, proposed by the Commission as part of the Standardisation Strategy presented on February 2, 2022.

Trilogue negotiations have now concluded, paving the way for final approval of the legal text by the European Parliament and the Council of the European Union. The Standardisation Regulation (EU) No 1025/2012 sets the framework for the European standardisation process, allowing the Commission to mandate the three European Standardisation Organisations (ESOs) – CEN, CENELEC and ETSI – to develop European standards in support of EU legislation. The amendment foresees that, when the Commission requests standards from these organisations, key decisions in the standards-development process are taken by the national standardisation bodies from the EU and the European Economic Area (EEA). A press release is available online.