Soaring energy prices have reached record levels in 2022, affecting all Europeans and focusing minds on the importance of efficiency. Since being introduced in 1994, the energy label has revolutionised the way we measure energy efficiency.

A cyber secure microprocessor does not make a fridge cyber secure. When it comes to building the foundations of a robust cybersecurity system for Europe, standards must reflect the actual level of cybersecurity risk posed by a product as a whole. 

30 and single. Does the EU Single Market slash the oldest of all clichés?

In the current proposal, around 10% of products are either classed as ‘critical’ or ‘most critical’, including the vast majority of home appliances. However, to strike a balance, it is important to make a clear distinction. 

Steel, copper and aluminium account together for 50% of the appliances we have in our homes. To meet the increasing demand and reduce its carbon footprint, the sector takes a market-based approach to deliver a circular economy on the ground

The EU Single Market is the bedrock of the European economy. 30 years on from its foundation, the rules drafted to establish a harmonised footing look increasingly like a paper tiger, with so much common infrastructure still to be built.