With the present letter, the underdesigned business associations would like to contribute to the Resolution under discussion in the ENVI Committee of the European Parliament by highlighting the potential of demand-side flexibility, digitalisation and decentralised energy resources to enable the clean energy transition.

In a fast-paced world where technology is developing with a speed light on different continents, global events seem to be the moment to doublecheck and compare where do we stand.

Ahead of the Transport, Telecommunications and Energy Council meeting of 4 December, businesses from across all sectors of the European economy would like to reiterate their concern about the proposal for an ePrivacy Regulation.

Read about the one-day technical workshop on “Interoperability and communication standards for Smart Appliances”, organised by AMDEA, APPLiA and BEAMA, in London on 15th November.

The ongoing negotiations between the European Parliament and the Council to set up an EU cybersecurity certification framework will have profound implications for the future of Europe’s industrial system, European companies being the first impacted by the final design of the framework.

The first European cybersecurity laboratory is now a reality and will be looking closely at IoT products in Europe.  With the impressive estimation of 50 billion connected devices globally, APPLiA, representing the home appliance sector in Europe, had definitely what to share at the forum following the opening of the lab.

APPLiA & 7 other associations urge European decision-makers to ensure that the EU cybersecurity certification framework will not be detrimental to the competitiveness of the EU industry and will support a future-proof framework.

Ahead of the 8 June TTE Council, we urge Member States to remain cautious in their examination of the draft ePrivacy Regulation (ePR). 

As more and more home appliances become connected, online activities and services increase, and the digitisation of the home appliance industry develops, cybersecurity is a crucial issue for APPLiA.