ANEC welcomes the adoption of the Worldwide Harmonised Light-duty Test Procedures (WLTP), agreed yesterday by UNECE (United Nations Economic Commission for Europe) World Forum for the Harmonization of Vehicle Regulations (WP 29) in Geneva.

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ANEC welcomes today’s decision of the European Parliament to make the interoperability of mobile phones and other devices with universal chargers an essential requirement of the radio equipment directive (RED), a decision in line with our position . The European Commission will determine which categories of products should fall under this obligation.

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ANEC welcomes todays’ European Parliament vote for a Directive on the Accessibility of Public Sector Bodies’ Websites which will ensure access to on-line public services to all consumers, whatever their ages and abilities. The Parliament’s report brought significant improvements to the original Commission’s proposal in terms of public web-sites covered and increased enforcement provisions as well as inclusion of access from a handheld mobile device and mobile applications, in line with ANEC’s requests.

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ANEC welcomes today’s publication of tougher European standards for window blinds as a move towards reducing accidents involving children.

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ANEC welcomes adoption yesterday of legislation on the safety of electrical equipment (such as washing machines and cookers) by the plenary of the European Parliament.

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