The new legislative act simplifies the authorisation procedure
for food additives by allowing the Commission to modify the positive European list for food additives in the framework of a committee regulatory procedure with the favourable opinion of member states and under the Parliament's right of scrutiny.
Today they often have to comply with reporting and authorisation procedures
in several member states to exercise their activity.
The European Commission would like to replace national declaration and authorisation procedures
for the transport of radioactive materials by a single registration system.
take two years on average.
for new vehicles can take up to two years at present and cost up to 6 million.
The EU Court of Justice (ECJ) ruled, on 27 October, against the Austrian federal state of Upper Austria in a case (C 115/08) concerning the competence of national nuclear authorisation procedures
. The question referred for preliminary ruling to the ECJ concerns whether a company, fully licensed for operating a nuclear power plant (NPP) in one member state, may be subject to an injunction to prevent actual or potential nuisance to neighbouring property in another member state (whereby fully licensed facilities may not be the subject of such an action in that latter member state).
Ministers accepted amendments passed by the European Parliament this June that among other things, insisted in the independence of the EU paediatric committee monitoring children's medicines, and approving special investigation plans into medicines under market authorisation procedures
. A council statement said the law would "improve child health by increasing the availability throughout the EU of medicinal products that have been appropriately tested and authorised for paediatric use".
This directive sets up a regulatory framework for the technical harmonisation of railways in Europe and eliminates technical and administrative obstacles, in particular by establishing common authorisation procedures
for putting railway equipment into service.
will be simplified, which should give companies incentive to develop safer products and allow new biocides to be brought to market more quickly than at present.