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European Standardisation Summit spotlight on buildings

On 4 June 2015, the European Standardisation Summit was held in Riga under the auspices of the Latvian Presidency of the European Union. Much of the summit was dedicated to discussing ways in which standardisation can contribute to a cleaner and smarter economy in Europe, with a particular emphasis on construction.

Commission study recommends improvements to European Standardisation System

On 4 May 2015, the European Commission (DG Grow) published an ‘Independent Review of the European Standardisation System’ (ESS) produced by Ernst & Young. This report assesses the current performance of the ESS, measures progress against the five strategic objectives, and the readiness of the ESS to tackle future challenges.