The main objective of this initiative is to encourage consumers to use consumer goods for a longer time, by repairing defective goods and by purchasing more second-hand and refurbished goods. It will entail the adoption of a proposal for an amendment of the Sale of Goods Directive and possibly a separate new legislative proposal on the right to repair.
The purpose of the opinion is to contribute to the further development of the foresight in the EU policy-making so to gather a better understanding the twinning between the green and digital transitions. The opinion should ensure that EESC views are integrated in the new EU policymaking cycle which introduced foresight as a new compass as well as in the next European Commission's Annual Foresight Report for 2023.
Interoperable digital public services are essential for successfully digitalising the European Union’s single market.
The Commission is presenting revised rules that will make it cheaper, quicker and more predictable to protect industrial designs across the EU. The proposals for a revised Regulation and Directive on industrial designs modernise the existing Community design framework and parallel national design regimes, created and harmonised 20 years ago.
ETSK:n lausunto: Revision of the Design Directive and Regulation
EESC opinion on Decarbonisation of the fishing fleet