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COMMUNICATION FROM THE COMMISSION TO THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT, THE COUNCIL, THE EUROPEAN ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL COMMITTEE AND THE COMMITTEE OF THE REGIONS Commission Work Programme 2015 A New Start

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INTRODUCTION

This Commission was voted into office with a commitment to make a difference: to do different things and to do things differently. Citizens expect the EU to make a difference on the big economic and social challenges – high unemployment, slow growth, high levels of public debt, an investment gap and lack of competitiveness in the global marketplace. And they want less EU interference on the issues where Member States are better equipped to give the right response at national and regional level. They also expect the EU to be more open and accountable about what it does and how it does it.

This Commission is determined to drive this change, and to work with the European Parliament and the Council to ensure it happens. That is why we will focus on the 'big things' like jobs and growth, in line with the ten priorities of President Juncker's Political Guidelines[1]. We will not present proposals that do not contribute to these priorities. And we will apply political discontinuity[2] and will take off the table pending proposals that do not match our objectives or which are going nowhere, because we want all institutions to focus on delivering what really matters.

This is our political engagement, and on that basis we want to reach out beyond the Brussels base across the EU to rebuild confidence and regain the trust of EU citizens. Citizens will judge us by our engagement and delivery, on the improvements they see in their own lives as a result. In our first month in office we have tabled a major Jobs, Growth and Investment Package[3] with a new Investment Plan to mobilise more than EUR 315bn in additional investments in strategic areas during the coming three years. We mean to go on as we have started.

The proposals we announce in this Work Programme are chosen because we believe they can make a difference for jobs, growth and investment and can lead to concrete benefits for citizens next year. What we commit to in this Work Programme are the things we will deliver in 2015. We will propose other actions to fulfil the ten priorities in our work programmes for future years – the preparatory work will start for some of these in 2015.

But the bulk of what happens in the EU today and how our citizens judge the EU is based on existing legislation and programmes. Their immediate concerns are with the stock of existing rules, which is why this Commission is making a political priority of lightening the regulatory load while keeping high levels of social, health and environmental protection and consumer choice. We will overhaul the rules to make sure they contribute to the jobs and growth agenda and do not impose unnecessary red tape or administrative burdens, while at the same time bringing the benefits that citizens expect. Where the rules are outdated or out of line with our priorities, we will review and improve them. Where there is unnecessary red tape, we will cut it. Where the rules we have make sense and serve our objectives, we will work actively to ensure they are properly applied, implemented and enforced so they deliver real benefits to citizens. And we will use the other tools we have available to drive jobs and growth, in particular the EU budget which is primarily a means for smart investment in Member States and regions.

This is an agenda for change, born out of the need to get the EU growing again so that the European social model and a healthy environment can be sustained into the future.

It is also a call for change in the working methods of the European Parliament and the Council. We want to work with them to define top priorities across all three Institutions and speed up decision making on them, so that the positive effects of our proposals can reach citizens quickly. We will build a closer partnership with Member States, national Parliaments, regions and cities to bring better implementation of existing policies and effectiveness of action on the ground, from the use of Structural and Investment Funds to environment policy, from the Single Market to consumer rights.

To restore confidence there is a need for change to be visible[4] and to have a quick impact. With this Work Programme – and by delivering it in 2015 – we want to prove that this time things are different.

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This Work Programme sets out focused actions for 2015. It does not detail what the Commission will do in the following four years of its mandate even if preparatory work will start on issues like the mid-term review of the multi-annual financial framework. Annex I sets out the new initiatives, organised around the main priorities of the Political Guidelines, where the Commission will concentrate its efforts in 2015.

In preparing this Work Programme the Commission has examined all the proposals that are currently awaiting decision by the European Parliament and the Council[5]. We see applying the principle of political discontinuity as an important part of our political responsibility: there is a need to clear the decks so that time and energy can be invested in those proposals that will have the biggest impact on jobs and growth and which have a good prospect of being adopted in the near future.

We have taken a view on the proposals we wish to maintain and to see through to adoption, those we plan to amend to bring them into line with our ten priorities and those we propose to withdraw. The Commission remains strongly committed to the objectives of many of the proposals it proposes to withdraw. But proposals are of no use if they are simply sitting dormant on a negotiating table, if they are overtaken by events, or if in the course of negotiations they are watered down to a point where they can no longer achieve their initial purpose. In some cases, the Commission is proposing to withdraw proposals in order to replace them subsequently by more ambitious proposals or to tailor them more closely to its ten priorities. In other cases, society has moved on since the original Commission proposal was made. Annex II sets out the proposals to be withdrawn (or modified). The Commission awaits the views of the European Parliament and the Council on these proposals before proceeding with the withdrawals.

The Work Programme also reflects the Commission's commitment to Better Regulation. This is at the heart of the Commission's Regulatory Fitness Programme which seeks to cut red tape and remove regulatory burdens. Its actions – legislative amendment, fitness checks and evaluations – form a core element of Commission work and are outlined in Annex III. Simplification efforts, for example of the Common Agricultural Policy, will be launched. Work will also focus on putting the recent financial services reform, the Common Fisheries Policy and the new rules for the European Structural and Investment Funds 2014-2020 smoothly into operation. This entails coordination at all levels and involvement of all stakeholders – building networks and sharing experiences and best practices in different policy areas.

To better inform citizens and companies of when EU laws come into force, the Work Programme lists legislation that becomes applicable in 2015 in Annex IV.

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1. A New Boost for Jobs, Growth and Investment

The new economic narrative of the Commission is built around three main strands – boosting investment, pursuing structural reforms and fiscal responsibility. In close partnership with the European Investment Bank, the Commission has proposed an important Investment Plan[6] to give a new boost to jobs, growth and investment in Europe. Additional finance for new investments will be mobilised through a new European Fund for Strategic Investments and by ensuring that it reaches the real economy by establishing a credible project pipeline and expanding and facilitating access to technical assistance.

In addition to the new Fund, the use of innovative financial instruments (for example loans and guarantees, rather than grants) will be further promoted to increase the impact of the European Structural and Investment Funds for the period 2014-2020, with an objective of at least doubling the use of such instruments in the new programming period.

Additional measures will focus on improving the business environment, removing regulatory and non-regulatory barriers to investment and further reinforcing the Single Market. The Commission will table several proposals designed to implement this approach rapidly and will look further at the applicable state aid rules.

With all Partnership Agreements for the European Structural and Investment Funds 2014-2020 now approved, the remaining operational programmes being finalised, investment should start delivering on the Europe 2020[7] goals of smart, sustainable and inclusive growth in 2015. The new cohesion policy, firmly anchored in the European Semester and economic governance process, has become the main source of public investment in several Member States.

Maximising the impact of the EU budget for jobs, growth and investment with a renewed awareness of the need to improve the way public money is spent will feed into reflections on the mid-term review of the Multi-annual Financial Framework (MFF) and preparations for the post-2020 MFF package later in the Commission's mandate.

The Commission will review the EU’s trade and investment policy strategy with a particular focus on its contribution to jobs and growth. The consolidation of EU trade and investment links to new centres of growth in the world is not only vital for jobs, growth and enhanced productivity in the EU, but has important impacts on our neighbourhood and development policy as well as on EU participation in international financial institutions.

Member States are facing the difficult challenge of getting more people into work, and ensuring that workers have the skills they need to progress and adapt to the jobs of the future. The Commission will present a package of measures to support these efforts to help boost integration in the labour market and promote skills.

Well-drafted EU legislation and its effective implementation can have a major impact on jobs, growth and innovation. Eco-industries and eco-innovation currently supply a third of the global market for green technologies, worth a trillion Euros and expected to double by 2020. The revised proposal for the circular economy will reinforce this trend thus contributing to green growth. In this area it is important that we agree common objectives for what we want to achieve, with the right level of ambition, whilst being less prescriptive about the means Member States can use to deliver these results, which will make it easier to turn proposals into concrete action on the ground.

The EU has a well-developed regulatory system. A renewed focus on implementation and exploring synergies between existing legislation could provide quick dividends, creating new opportunities for jobs and growth. In addition to overhauling existing legislation to make sure it is fit for purpose, the Commission will also work with Member States to ensure that the maximum growth potential is extracted from the existing body of EU laws. This will be the top priority in many areas of our work – agriculture, fisheries, customs, financial services and the Single Market to name but a few.

2. A Connected Digital Single Market

The Digital Single Market holds one of the main keys to a new dynamic across the European economy as a whole, fostering jobs, growth, innovation and social progress. All areas of the economy and society are becoming digital. Europe needs to be at the forefront of this digital revolution for its citizens and its businesses. Barriers to digital are barriers to jobs, prosperity and progress.

The Commission is preparing a Strategy which will identify the major challenges to complete a secure, trustworthy and dynamic Digital Single Market. The Strategy will focus on six strands: building trust and confidence, removing restrictions, ensuring access and connectivity, building the Digital economy, promoting e-society and investing in world-class ICT research and innovation.

In 2015, as part of the Digital Single Market Strategy, the Commission will aim to conclude ongoing inter-institutional negotiations on proposals such as the common European data protection reform and the Regulation on a Connected Continent. It will also propose new initiatives, legislative and non-legislative, to bring the Digital Single Market to the level of ambition needed to respond to the existing challenges. In this context, the Commission will notably complement the regulatory telecommunications environment, modernise EU legislation on copyright and on audiovisual media services, simplify the rules for consumers making online and digital purchases, facilitate e-commerce, enhance cyber-security and mainstream digitisation across policy areas.

 

3. A Resilient Energy Union with a Forward-Looking Climate Change Policy

Reliable and affordable energy is a top priority for all. The Commission will adopt a Strategic Framework for the Energy Union setting out the key actions to be taken in order to ensure energy supply security, reduce dependence on imports from third countries, further integrate national energy markets and improve participation of consumers, enhance energy efficiency[8], decarbonise the energy mix and promote research and innovation in the energy field.

The EU is also at the forefront of the global efforts to fight global warming. The Commission will set out the EU vision and expectations in the run-up to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Conference of the Parties in Paris at the end of 2015 and will begin to table the legislative proposals to implement the 2030 Climate and Energy package.

Efforts will continue to improve the regulatory framework for interconnected, safe and secure transport services with reduced greenhouse gas emissions.

4. A Deeper and Fairer Internal Market with a Strengthened Industrial Base

The single market is one of Europe’s best assets – its potential must be further exploited to improve Europe's competitiveness in the global marketplace and create jobs. The Commission will present an Internal Market Strategy to set out new approaches for capturing that potential.

The internal market is also the foundation for Europe's industrial strength and productive capacity that must be enhanced further. Boosting investment in infrastructure and in SMEs and mid cap companies, improving the regulatory environment and helping companies to innovate, for example with the support of the Horizon 2020 programme, will be important areas of work. Aviation is facing major challenges. The Commission will examine ways to improve the conditions of the sector by bolstering its competitiveness.

The Commission is keen to help Member States reduce unemployment through structural reforms and support for job creation and employability measures. It is identifying ways to invest in knowledge and skills with particular attention being paid to the most vulnerable groups such as young unemployed people and the long term unemployed. It will be important to support labour mobility, especially in cases of persistent vacancies and skills mismatches, including across borders, while supporting the role of national authorities in fighting abuse or fraudulent claims.

The completion and implementation of the significant overhaul of the financial regulatory framework in response to the financial crisis, including the implementation of the new banking supervisory and resolution rules, remains a major area of the Commission's work. The regulatory framework will be further strengthened by a proposal on crisis management and resolution of systemic non-banking entities. The Commission will begin preparatory work on how the single market for retail financial services can deliver more benefits to consumers.

The Commission will set out an action plan to build a Capital Markets Union, exploring ways of reducing fragmentation in financial markets, diversifying financing sources for the whole of the economy, improving access to finance for SMEs and strengthening cross border capital flows in the single market to enable capital to be used in the most productive way. In the short-term, it will propose a framework for high-quality securitisation in Europe, improving standardised credit information for SMEs, and will consider how to extend successful private placement schemes across the EU and review the Prospectus Directive to reduce administrative burdens on SMEs.

5. A Deeper and Fairer Economic and Monetary Union

The architecture of the Economic Monetary Union needs further strengthening so that the euro can maintain citizens' confidence, continue to weather market turbulence and create the conditions for sustainable jobs and growth. Following its review of the economic governance rules and actions to simplify and streamline the European Semester process, the Commission is working on deepening the Economic and Monetary Union, developing proposals on further steps towards pooled sovereignty in economic governance. This effort will be accompanied by actions to reinvigorate social dialogue at all levels.

While recognising the competence of Member States for their taxation systems, the Commission will step up efforts to combat tax evasion and tax fraud and respond to our societies' call for fairness and tax transparency. Starting from the work done on base erosion and profit shifting at OECD and G20 levels, the Commission will set out an Action Plan including measures at EU level in order to move to a system on the basis of which the country where profits are generated is also the country of taxation, including in the digital economy, which also requires agreement on a Common Consolidated Corporate Tax Base. In this context, the Commission will also make very swiftly a proposal on the automatic exchange of information between tax authorities on cross-border tax rulings. In addition, the Commission will work closely with the other institutions to encourage the adoption of a Financial Transaction Tax and reinforced rules against money laundering. Work also continues in the area of VAT, including measures to close the tax gap.

6. A Reasonable and Balanced Free Trade Agreement with the U.S.

Trade makes an important contribution to jobs and growth. In addition to the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership Agreement (TTIP) with the United States, the Commission is actively engaged in a number of bilateral negotiations coupled with a strong multilateral commitment to the WTO. The Commission has already taken steps to increase transparency in the TTIP negotiations[9] and continues to work towards a reasonable and balanced agreement, while safeguarding Europe’s health, social, environmental and data protection standards and its cultural diversity.

7. An Area of Justice and Fundamental Rights Based on Mutual Trust

Citizens look to the EU for justice, protection, fairness and the rule of law, and to maintain a firm stance in the fight against all forms of discrimination. The Commission will pursue EU accession to the European Convention on Human Rights in the light of the forthcoming guidance from the Court. It will continue to improve the fight against cross-border crime and terrorism and judicial cooperation for the benefit of citizens across the EU and to protect the EU budget against fraud including by pursuing efforts to put in place an independent European Public Prosecutor's Office.

The European Commission is committed to equality of opportunity for people with disabilities, in full respect of the UN Convention on the Rights of Person with Disabilities. This includes accessibility to the physical environment, transportation, information and communications technologies and systems (ICT) and other facilities/services.

The Commission is committed to promoting equality between men and women, and enabling more women to participate in the labour market. As regards the maternity leave proposal of 2008, the Commission will withdraw it within six months, if it is not possible to unblock the negotiations. This should allow for a new approach which will look at the issue in its wider context, given the reality of today's societies, and will take into consideration progress in this area at the level of the Member States.

The Commission will table a European Agenda on Security to address threats to the EU's internal security such as cross-border crime, cybercrime, terrorism, foreign fighters and radicalisation to help the EU to protect its citizens while remaining open to the world.

8. Towards a New Policy on Migration

To tackle the growing pressure at our external borders the Commission is developing a European Agenda on Migration, which will balance a fairer and responsible approach to legal migration, in order to make the EU an attractive destination for talent and skills, with firm measures against irregular migration and people trafficking and smuggling. Improving the management of migration means better linking our migration policy with our external policy, fostering greater internal and external cooperation, offering protection to persons in need, based on responsibility and solidarity and preventing tragic events such as those recurrently happening in the Mediterranean.

9. A Stronger Global Actor

Recent events have brought geopolitical challenges to the forefront, not least on the EU's eastern and southern borders. The EU needs an effective common foreign policy with better mechanisms to anticipate events and to swiftly identify common responses to common challenges, and common actions to seize opportunities from which we can only fully benefit together. Europe needs to work together on security and defence matters and to develop its strategic partnerships. The coherent and joined-up use of all instruments available to the Union, including its common foreign and security policy (CFSP) and the systematic external projection of internal policies will be indispensable to further the EU's policy objectives on the global scene.

The Commission will make it a priority to promote stability at Europe’s borders. Key to achieving this goal is to support neighbouring countries in implementing democratic and economic reforms, uphold the rule of law, strengthen economic governance and competitiveness, develop institutional capacities and a well-functioning public administration and to become more prosperous. The Commission will review the European Neighbourhood policy and make proposals for the future. As stated in the Political Guidelines, ongoing enlargement negotiations will continue, and notably the Western Balkans will need to keep a European perspective, but no further enlargement will take place in the next five years.

The EU has a strong record of international co-operation and of providing development support and assistance to many parts of the world. This includes promotion of human rights in all our external actions, addressing inequalities and advocating gender equality. However, our development policy must also be continuously adapted to the evolving needs of partner countries to best deliver on our commitments. With 2015 being the European Year for Development, the Commission will continue its work on the post 2015 Sustainable Development Goals and will launch reflections on its future relations with developing countries (post-Cotonou). We are also contributing to the fight against Ebola. We will continue to maximise the impact of our humanitarian aid and improve our capacity to respond to crises.

10. A Union of Democratic Change

Citizens expect improvements in what the EU is doing, and in how we do it. We want to be as open as possible about the Commission's work, and we will cooperate with the other institutions to enhance the accountability and the accessibility of EU actions. The Commission has put in place new rules to ensure full transparency of contacts between Commissioners and associations or self-employed individuals[10] and will table proposals for an Inter-institutional Agreement on a mandatory transparency register, so that all the European institutions are open about who is influencing the decision making process.

As announced in the Political Guidelines, the Commission will review the decision-making process for the authorisation of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) in order to address the concerns of citizens' and Member States as regards the Commission's current legal obligation to approve the authorisation of GMOs in cases where a clear majority of Member States opposes the proposal.

The Commission will improve its better regulation tool-box in particular our evaluations, impact assessments and public consultations and will identify a further set of new actions in the context of its Regulatory Fitness Programme. All institutions need to be better regulation institutions if we are to deliver a more efficient legislative process at EU level. So the Commission will present a proposal for a new Inter-institutional Agreement on Better Law Making. To deliver on the jobs, growth and investment priorities, all three institutions need to work better together to get things done. The Commission is engaging with the European Parliament and Council to improve joint programming that would foster shared ownership of priorities so as to take the EU agenda forward in the most effective way, while respecting each institution's role and prerogatives under the Treaties.

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Following the adoption of the Work Programme 2015, the Commission wants to work with the European Parliament and the Council to identify a list of priority proposals on which the institutions commit to make swift progress and ensure a rapid final adoption, including notably those directly linked to the implementation of the Investment initiative. Together we can ensure that this time it is different.

[1] A New Start for Europe: My Agenda for Jobs, Growth, Fairness and Democratic Change – Political Guidelines for the next European Commission (http://ec.europa.eu/priorities/docs/pg_en.pdf).

[2] See point 39 subparagraph 2 of the Framework Agreement on relations between the European Parliament and the European Commission: "The Commission shall proceed with a review of all pending proposals at the beginning of the new Commission's term of office, in order to politically confirm or withdraw them, taking due account of the view expressed by Parliament".

[3] COM(2014) 903.

[4] To mark the new start made with the new Commission and this Work Programme, the Commission will focus its communication work in 2015 on the 10 priorities of the Political Guidelines. See point 2.4. of SEC(2013) 486 of 23 September 2013 on corporate communication under the Multiannual Financial Framework 2014-2020.

[5] In total, 452 proposals are pending from previous Commissions.

[6] COM(2014)903.

[7] COM(2010)2020 final.

[8] The Commission is reviewing the Energy Labelling Directive (2010/30/EU) and will examine whether the current modalities need to be adapted to deliver its objectives in a less intrusive way.

[9] C(2014)9052.

[10] C(2014)9051.

Annex I: New initiatives

Nº || Title || Type of initiative[1] || Description of scope and objectives

A New Boost for Jobs, Growth and Investment

1. || The Investment Plan for Europe: Legislative Follow-up || Legislative || The follow-up actions include setting up of the European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI), promoting cooperation with National Promotional Banks and improving access to finance for SMEs.

2. || Promoting integration and employability in the labour market || Legislative / Non-legislative || A package of measures to support Member States in getting people, especially the longer term unemployed and younger people, into work and developing a skilled workforce. This will include measures to follow up on the implementation of the Youth Employment Initiative, a proposal for a Council recommendation on integration of the longterm unemployed, as well as measures to promote skills development.

3. || Mid-term review of the Europe 2020 strategy || Non-legislative || Improved and updated Europe 2020 strategy, drawing lessons from the first four years of the strategy and ensuring it acts as an effective post-crisis strategy for growth and jobs in Europe.  Follows up on the recent public consultation.

A Connected Digital Single Market

4. || Digital Single Market (DSM) Package || Legislative/ Non-legislative || The aim is to ensure that consumers enjoy cross-border access to digital services, create a level-playing field for companies and create the conditions for  a vibrant digital economy and society. The package will include, among other legislative proposals, the modernisation of copyright.

A Resilient Energy Union with a Forward-Looking Climate Change Policy

5. || Strategic Framework for the Energy Union || Non-legislative/ Legislative || The Strategy Framework will focus on: energy supply security; integration of national energy markets; reduction in European energy demand; decarbonising the energy mix and promoting research and innovation in the energy field. It will include the revision of the EU Emissions Trading System as part of the legislative framework post-2020.

6. || Communication on the Road to Paris – multilateral response to climate change || Non-legislative || The objective is to outline the EU vision and expectations and explain partner ambition in the context of the 2015 Agreement and set out the EU contribution further to the European Council conclusions of 24 October 2014.

A Deeper and Fairer Internal Market with a Strengthened Industrial Base

7. || Internal Market Strategy for goods and services || Legislative / Non-legislative || A strategy for a renewed and integrated approach for the Single Market, to deliver further integration and improve mutual recognition and standardisation in key industrial and services sectors where the economic potential is greatest, eg business services, construction, retail, regulated professions, advanced manufacturing and combined services/goods provision. A particular focus will be on SMEs.

8. || Labour Mobility Package || Legislative / Non-legislative || The package aims at supporting labour mobility and tackling abuse by means of better coordination of social security systems, the targeted review of the Posting of Workers Directive and an enhanced EURES.

9. || Capital Markets Union || Legislative / Non-legislative || An action plan for improving the financing of the economy through more efficient market-based financing instruments including work towards a framework for high quality securitisation.

10. || Framework for resolution of financial institutions other than banks || Legislative || Proposal to create a European framework for the recovery and resolution of systemically relevant financial institutions such as Central Clearing Counterparties.

11. || Aviation Package || Legislative / Non-legislative || The package will include a Communication identifying challenges and measures for improving the competitiveness of the EU Aviation sector, the revision of the EASA Regulation 216/2008.

A Deeper and Fairer Economic and Monetary Union

12. || Deepening Economic and Monetary Union Package || Legislative / Non-legislative || The package will follow-up on the review of the most recent economic governance measures ('six-pack' and 'two-pack'), provide incentives for structural reforms and address the external representation of the Economic and Monetary Union.

13. || Proposal for a Directive with a view to providing for compulsory exchange of information in respect of cross-border rulings || Legislative || The proposal will ensure the exchange of relevant information between tax authorities of different Member States on advance interpretations or applications of legal provisions in cross border situations of an individual taxpayer.

14. || Action Plan on efforts to combat tax evasion and tax fraud, including a Communication on a renewed approach for corporate taxation in the Single Market in the light of global developments || Non-legislative || The Action Plan will, starting from the work done on base erosion and profit sharing at OECD and G20 levels, include measures at EU level in order to move to a system on the basis of which the country where profits are generated is also the country of taxation, including in the digital economy. The Communication will aim at a stabilising corporate tax bases in the EU for a fair taxation environment, including relaunching work towards a Common Consolidated Corporate Tax Base.

Trade: A Reasonable and Balanced Free Trade Agreement with the U.S.

15. || Trade and Investment Strategy for Jobs and Growth || Non-legislative || A comprehensive review of the EU’s trade policy strategy, and in particular its contribution to jobs, growth and investment. The review will cover all aspects of trade policy, including bilateral, plurilateral and multilateral negotiations as well as autonomous measures. It will include policy orientations in all these areas for the next five years.

An Area of Justice and Fundamental Rights Based on Mutual Trust

16. || Proposals to complete EU accession to the ECHR || Legislative || Proposals to allow for signature, conclusion and implementation of the accession agreement, in the light of the pending guidance from the Court.

17. || European Agenda on Security || Non-legislative || The Communication will propose a European Agenda on Security for the period 2015-2020 by reviewing the ongoing actions and identifying new actions taking into account emerging threats.

Towards a New Policy on Migration

18. || European Agenda on Migration || Legislative / Non-legislative || The objective is to develop a new approach on legal migration to make the EU an attractive destination for talents and skills, as well as to improve the management of migration by intensifying cooperation with third countries, fostering burden sharing and solidarity and fighting against irregular migration and smuggling. The agenda includes the review of the Blue Card Directive, the EU-wide work permit for highly skilled workers.

A Stronger Global Actor

19. || Communication on European Neighbourhood Policy || Non-legislative || The joint High  Representative-Commission Communication will present the results of the European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP) review with a view to new policy orientations following a consultation launched together with the annual ENP package.

20. || Communication on the post 2015 Sustainable Development Goals || Non-legislative || The Communication aims at establishing EU common position on the Global Partnership to deliver the Sustainable Development Goals. It will cover both financial and non-financial  implementation,  domestic/international and public/private financing, different types of partnerships as well as monitoring, accountability arrangements and review.

A Union of Democratic Change

21. || Proposal for an inter-institutional agreement on better law-making || Non-legislative || A proposal to update and strengthen the common understanding with the European Parliament and the Council in relation to better regulation.

22. || Proposal for an inter-institutional agreement on a mandatory Transparency Register || Non-legislative || The proposal for an inter-institutional agreement with the European Parliament and the Council will enhance openness and accountability by making the transparency register mandatory for all interest representatives seeking to influence policy making in any of the three institutions.

23. || Review of the GMO decision-making process || Legislative || The review will look at how the rules could be changed to better ensure the majority view of Member States is taken into account.

[1] The type of initiative might change following the outcome of the impact assessment process.

Annex III – REFIT Actions[1]

Nº || Title || Type of initiative / REFIT objective || Description

Agriculture & Rural Development

1. || Horizontal action declaring the obsolescence of a number of defunct acts in relation to the Common Agricultural Policy || Legislative initiative: Repeal || The aim of this action is to formally declare that acts that have exhausted their effects are obsolete while they cannot be repealed for lack of a legal base.

2. || Beef labelling rules || Evaluation || Evaluation of Regulation (EC) No 1760/2000 of 17 July 2000 establishing a system for the identification and registration of animals and regarding the labelling of beef and beef products and repealing Council Regulation (EC) No 820/97. The evaluation will assess the impact of beef labelling rules for the meat supply chain, trade and consumers. Results expected for 2015.

3. || Specific measures for agriculture in the outermost regions of the Union (POSEI) Specific measures for agriculture in favour of the smaller Aegean islands. || Evaluation || Reports to the European Parliament and to the Council in the basis of Article 32 of Regulation (EU) No 228/2013 and Article 20 of Regulation (EU) No 229/2013 respectively - to evaluate the impact of specific measures for agriculture in the outermost regions of the Union (POSEI), and of specific measures for agriculture in favour of the smaller Aegean islands. The POSEI programme will be subject to an evaluation which will be followed by an impact assessment with the aim of reviewing the POSEI policy if needed. Ongoing. Results expected for 2016.

Climate Action & Energy

4. || Directive 2003/66 amending Directive 94/2/EC implementing Council Directive 92/75/EEC with regard to energy labelling of household electric refrigerators, freezers and their combinations || Legislative initiative: Repeal || The Directive is no longer relevant due to the adoption of new delegated acts.

5. || Directive 1999/9 amending Directive 97/17/EC implementing Council Directive 92/75/EEC with regard to energy labelling of household dishwashers || Legislative initiative: Repeal || The Directive is no longer relevant due to the adoption of new delegated acts.

6. || Directive 96/89 amending Directive 95/12/EC implementing Council Directive 92/75/EEC with regard to energy labelling of household washing machines || Legislative initiative: Repeal || The Directive is no longer relevant due to the adoption of new delegated acts.

7. || Regulation of the Supply Agency of the European Atomic Energy Community of 5 May 1960 determining the manner in which demand is to be balanced against the supply  of ores, source materials and special fissile materials (OJ P 032 11/05/1960) || Legislative initiative: Update / Review || Update / Review of Regulation.

8. || Regulation of the Supply Agency of the European Atomic Energy Community amending the rules of the Supply Agency of 5 May 1960 determining the manner in which demand is to be balanced against the supply  of ores, source materials and special fissile materials (OJ L 193 25/7/1975) || Legislative initiative: Update / Review || Update / Review of Regulation.

9. || Council Decision of 7 November 1977 on the setting of a Community target for a reduction in the consumption of primary sources of energy in the event of difficulties in the supply of crude oil and petroleum products, and of Commission Decision of 15 June 1979 laying down detailed rules for the implementation of Council Decision 77/706/EEC || Legislative initiative: Repeal || The Decision is outdated as the release of emergency stocks regulated by the Oil Stocks Directive2009/119/EC is considered as the main response tool in case of an oil supply disruption

10. || Promotion of renewable energy || Evaluation || Evaluation of Directive 2009/28/EC of 23 April 2009 on the promotion of the use of energy from renewable sources and amending and subsequently repealing Directives 2001/77/EC and 2003/30/EC. Results expected for 2015.

11. || Geological storage of carbon dioxide || Evaluation || Evaluation of Directive 2009/31/EC on the geological storage of carbon dioxide. Results expected for 2015.

12. || Reduction of CO2 emissions from light duty vehicles || Evaluation || Evaluation of Regulations 443/2009 and 510/2011 on the reduction of CO2 emissions from light duty vehicles. Results expected for 2015.

13. || Fuel Quality || Evaluation || Fuel Quality Directive 98/70/EC. To be started in 2015.

Digital Economy & Society

14. || Study on rules on audiovisual commercial communication for alcoholic beverages || Study || Study to assess whether rules on audio-visual commercial communication for alcoholic beverages have afforded minors the level of protection required, and thereby contributing to assessing the Audio-visual Media Services Directive's (Directive 2010/13/EU) regulatory fitness. Results expected for 2015.

15. || Study on the efficacy of co- and self-regulating aspects in promoting effective implementation of the Audiovisual Media Services Directive || Study || Study to assess the extent to which co- and self-regulation aspects in promoting effective implementation of the Audiovisual Media Services Directive can reduce regulatory complexity. Results expected for 2015.

16. || E-Privacy Directive || Evaluation || Evaluation of Directive 2002/58/EC concerning the processing of personal data and the protection of privacy in the electronic communications sector, following agreement on the data protection proposal. Ongoing, expected to end in 2016.

17. || Audiovisual Media Services Directive || Evaluation || Evaluation of Directive 2010/13/EU of 10 March 2010 on the coordination of certain provisions laid down by law, regulation or administrative action in Member States concerning the provision of audiovisual media services. Ongoing, expected to end in 2016.

18. || Telecoms Package || Evaluation || Evaluation of the Telecoms Package of 2009. Ongoing, expected to end in 2016.

Economic & Financial Affairs, Taxation & Customs

19. || Excise duty || Evaluation || Evaluation of Council Directive 2008/118/EC concerning the general arrangements for excise duty. The assessment covers the legal arrangements for cross-border movements of excise goods released for consumption between traders and distance selling companies. Results expected for 2015.

20. || Mini One Stop Shop || Evaluation || Assessment of the implementation of the Mini One Stop Shop (2008/8/EC). To be started in 2015.

Employment, Social Affairs, Skills & Labour Mobility

21. || Information and consultation of workers || Legislative initiative: Consolidation, Simplification || Consolidation of three Directives in the area of information and consultation of workers taking into account the results of a consultation of social partners: Directive 2002/14/EC of 11 March 2002 establishing a general framework for informing and consulting employees in the European Community Council Directive 98/59/EC of 20 July 1998 on the approximation of the laws of the Member States relating to collective redundancies Council Directive 2001/23/EC of 12 March 2001 on the approximation of the laws of the Member States relating to the safeguarding of employees' rights in the event of transfers of undertakings, businesses or parts of undertakings or businesses

22. || Steel Statistics || Legislative initiative: Repeal || Regulation (EC) No 48/2004 of 5 December 2003 on the production of annual Community statistics on the steel industry for the reference years 2003-2009 has become obsolete as the respective data is no longer collected.  

23. || Integrating Social Statistics || Legislative initiative: Consolidation, Simplification || Consolidation and integration of statistical legislation on the production of European statistics relating to persons and households. The objective is to make best possible use of the information provided by private households and individuals to meet current and future needs for European statistics while keeping the response burden at  the present level.

24. || Occupational Health and Safety || Evaluation || Evaluation of Council Directive 89/391/EEC of 12 June 1989 on the introduction of measures to encourage improvements in the safety and health of workers at work and 23 related directives. Results expected for 2015.

25. || Part-Time Work and Fixed Term Work || Evaluation || Evaluation of Directive 97/81/EC of 15 December 1997 concerning the Framework Agreement on part-time work concluded by UNICE, CEEP and the ETUC. Directive 1999/70/EC of 28 June 1999 concerning the framework agreement on fixed-term work concluded by ETUC, UNICE and CEEP. Results expected for 2015.

26. || Information Obligations || Evaluation || Evaluation of Directive 91/533/EC on an employer's obligation to inform employees of the conditions applicable to the contract or employment relationship. Expected to start 2015, due to end in 2016.

Environment, Maritime Affairs & Fisheries

27. || Fishing Authorisation Regulation || Legislative initiative: Recast || Proposal for a Regulation replacing Regulation (EC) No 1006/2008 on fishing authorisations. Recast of the current Fishing Authorisation Regulation (FAR) to simplify the current system, harmonise highly variable data requirements from Member States and improve the efficiency of sanctions.

28. || Simplification of technical measures for the protection of marine organisms || Legislative initiative: Simplification || Proposal for a simplified framework of technical measures amending Regulation (EC) No 850/98 for the conservation of fishery resources through technical measures for the protection of juveniles of marine organisms.

29. || Ecolabel and Eco-Management and Audit Scheme (EMAS) Regulations || Fitness Check || Fitness Check of: Regulation (EC) No 1221/2009 of 25 November 2009 on the voluntary participation by organisations in a Community eco-management and audit scheme (EMAS) Regulation 66/2010 on the EU Ecolabel The purpose of the fitness check is to evaluate and assess the contribution to competitiveness, sustainable consumption and production. Results expected for 2015.

30. || Common Fisheries Policy || Evaluation || Evaluation of the impact of the Fisheries Control Regulation (Regulation (EC) No 1224/2009 of 20 November 2009 establishing a Community control system for ensuring compliance with rules of the common fisheries policy) on the implementation of the Common Fisheries Policy rules and objectives, since its entering into force on 1 January 2010 to 31 December 2014. Results expected for 2015.

31. || Environmental Liability || Evaluation || Evaluation of Directive 2004/35/EC on environmental liability with regard to the prevention and remedying of environmental damage (ELD). According to Article 18 of the Directive the Commission shall report on the experience gained in its application to the European Parliament and the Council. Results expected for 2015.

32. || Drinking Water || Evaluation || In its Communication on the European Citizens Initiative "Right2Water" the Commission announced it would undertake an EU-wide public consultation on the Drinking Water Directive (Council Directive 98/83/EC of 3 November 1998 on the quality of water intended for human consumption).  The ensuing evaluation will provide evidence on whether the legislation is fit for purpose and achieves its objectives. Results expected for 2015.

33. || Infrastructure for Spatial Information in the European Community (INSPIRE) || Evaluation || Evaluation of Directive 2007/2/EC establishing an Infrastructure for Spatial Information in the European Community (INSPIRE). Results expected for 2015.

34. || Natura 2000 (Birds and Habitats Directives) || Fitness Check || Fitness Check of: Directive 2009/147/EEC on the conservation of wild birds Directive 92/43/EEC of 21 May 1992 on the conservation of natural habitats and of wild fauna and flora. Ongoing, due to end in 2016.

35. || Environmental Noise || Evaluation || Evaluation of Directive 2002/49/EC relating to the assessment and management of environmental noise. In its Articles 10(4) and 11 the Directive provides for a regular five-yearly report by the Commission containing an assessment of the implementation of the Directive, a summary of maps and action plans reported and an assessment of the need for further Community action. Ongoing, due to end in 2016.

36. || European Pollutant Release and Transfer Register (E-PRTR) || Evaluation || Evaluation of Regulation (EC) No 166/2006 concerning the establishment of a European Pollutant Release and Transfer Register and amending Directives 91/689/EEC and 96/61/EC - According to Article 17 of the Regulation, the Commission shall publish a report every three years based on the information reported by the Member States. Ongoing, due to end in 2016.

37. || Volatile organic compound emissions Stage I (VOC I) || Evaluation || Evaluation of Directive 94/63/EC on the control of volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions resulting from the storage of petrol and its distribution from terminals to service stations. The evaluation will pay particular attention to detecting and assessing regulatory burden and identifying opportunities for simplification. It is running in parallel with the evaluation of the VOC II Directive. Ongoing, due to end in 2016.

38. || Volatile Organic Compounds emissions Stage II (VOC II) || Evaluation || Evaluation of Directive 2009/126/EC of 21 October 2009 on Stage II petrol vapour recovery during refuelling of motor vehicles at service stations ` Article 7 of VOC-II requires that the Commission shall, by 31 December 2014, review the implementation of this Directive and, in particular: · the 100 m3/year threshold referred to in Article 3(1)(b) and (2)(b) of this Directive and Article 6(3) of Directive 94/63/EC; the in-service compliance record of Stage II petrol vapour recovery systems; and · the need for automatic monitoring equipment. It is running in parallel with the evaluation of the VOC I Directive. Ongoing, due to end Q4 2016.

39. || Wild animals in zoos || Evaluation || Evaluation of Directive 1999/22/EC relating to the keeping of wild animals in zoos. Expected to start 2015, due to end in 2016.

40. || Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) Directive || Evaluation || Evaluation of the Strategic Environmental Assessment Directive (Directive 2001/42/EC): According to Article 12 of the Directive the Commission shall, starting in 2006, report on its application and effectiveness at seven-year intervals. The second implementation report scheduled for 2016 will evaluate the application and effectiveness of the Directive across the EU and assess potential for simplification and may lead to a REFIT evaluation. Expected to start in 2015, due to end in 2016.

Financial Stability, Financial Services & Capital Markets Union

41. || Prospectus Directive – 2003/71/EC || Evaluation || Evaluation of Directive 2003/71/EC of 4 November 2003 on the prospectus to be published when securities are offered to the public or admitted to trading and amending Directive 2001/34/EC. Results expected for 2015.

42. || International accounting standards || Evaluation || Evaluation of Regulation 1606/2002 on the application of international accounting standards. The objective of the evaluation is to assess the actual effects of 8 years of use of International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS)[2] in the EU with respect to the initial objectives of the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) Regulation. Results expected for 2015.

Health & Food Safety

43. || Food Law || Fitness Check || Regulation (EC) No 178/2002 of 28 January 2002 laying down the general principles and requirements of food law, establishing the European Food Safety Authority and laying down procedures in matters of food safety. The objective of the Fitness check is to assess the effectiveness, efficiency, coherence, relevance, EU added value of the main tools used in food law (in particular science based legislation, use of precautionary principle, prevention of frauds and information of consumers, requirements that operators perform auto-controls and trace food, tools for the management of  alerts, emergency/ crisis, EFSA). Results expected for 2015.

Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs

44. || Directive 1999/45/EC on the classification, packaging and labelling of dangerous preparations || Legislative initiative: Repeal || The Directive will be repealed in accordance with article 60 of the CLP Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008 on 1 June 2015.

45. || Company law || Legislative initiative: Codification || Codification of 7 Company Law Directives into one instrument to increase transparency and readability (Directives 82/891, 2005/56, 2009/101, 2009/102, 2011/35, 2012/17, 2012/30). The purpose of codifying several company law directives into a single instrument is to increase transparency and readability.

46. || Petroleum/oil refining sector || Fitness check || Fitness check of EU legislation relevant for the petroleum refining industry such as the Renewables Energy Directive, the Energy Taxation Directive, the EU Emissions Trading System, the Fuels Quality Directive, the Directive on Clean and Energy Efficient Vehicles, the Industrial Emissions Directive, the Strategic Oil Stocks Directive, the Marine Fuels Directive, the Energy Efficiency Directive and the Air Quality Directive. Results expected for 2015.

47. || Chemicals Industry || Cumulative Cost Assessment || Cumulative cost assessment of the most relevant EU legislation and policies relevant for the European chemicals industry. Results expected for 2015.

48. || Application of the principle of mutual recognition for goods || Evaluation || Evaluation of the principle of Mutual Recognition and the way it is applied in Member States (Art. 34 TFEU). Results expected for 2015.

49. || Remedies in the field of public procurement || Evaluation || Evaluation of Directive 2007/66/EC amending Directives 89/665/EEC and 92/13/EEC with regard to improving the effectiveness of review procedures concerning the award of public contracts. Results expected for 2015.

50. || Pre-packaging directives || Evaluation || Evaluation of Directives 75/107/EEC, 76/211/EEC and 2007/45/EC on pre-packaging. Results expected for 2015.

51. || Commercial agents || Evaluation || Internal market - Evaluation of Directive 86/653/EEC of 18 December 1986 on the coordination of the laws of the Member States relating to self-employed commercial agents. Results expected for 2015.

52. || Chemicals legislation other than REACH[3] || Fitness Check || Fitness Check of the most relevant chemicals legislation not covered by REACH as well as related aspects of legislation applied to downstream industries. To be started in 2015.

53. || Relevance of standardisation activities || Evaluation || Evaluation of the EU standardisation systems. The purpose of the evaluation is to assess relevance of the European standardization system as laid down in regulation (EU) No 1025/2012 on European standardization. To be started in 2015.

54. || Machinery Directive || Evaluation || Internal market for products - Evaluation of Directive 2006/42/EC of 17 May 2006 on machinery. To be started in 2015.

55. || Forest-based industries || Cumulative Cost Assessment || Cumulative cost assessment of the regulatory costs incurred by the most relevant EU legislation and policies for the EU forest-based industries (woodworking, furniture, pulp and paper and printing), notably on profit margins and international competitiveness. To be started in 2015.

56. || Glass/ceramics || Cumulative Cost Assessment || Cumulative cost assessment of the regulatory costs incurred by the most relevant EU legislation and policies for the EU glass and ceramics industry, notably on profit margins and international competitiveness. To be started in 2015.

57. || Late Payment Directive || Evaluation || Evaluation of Directive 2011/7/EU on combating late payments in commercial transactions. To be started in 2015.

58. || Construction sector || Fitness check (originally Cumulative Cost Assessment) || Fitness Check of the most relevant EU legislation impacting on this sector in the area of internal market and energy efficiency. To be started in 2015.

Justice, Consumers and Gender Equality

59. || Directive 2006/114/EC concerning misleading and comparative advertising (“Business Marketing Directive,” MCAD) || Legislative initiative: Simplification || The Business Marketing Directive will simplify and streamline the scope of protection in business-to-business transactions. It addresses the problem of misleading marketing practices through on-line or other means of distance communication. The expected benefit of the Business Marketing Directive for SMEs, (reducing costs relating to the misleading marketing practices where SMEs cannot themselves enforce their right effectively) amount to € 419-€ 477 million per year.

60. || Equal treatment in social security || Evaluation || Evaluation of legislation regarding equal treatment in social security covering Council Directive 79/7/EEC on the progressive implementation of the principle of equal treatment for men and women in matters of social security. Results expected for 2015.

61. || Time-share, long-term holiday products, resale and exchange contracts || Evaluation || Evaluation of Directive 2008/122/EC on the protection of consumers in respect of certain aspects of timeshare, long-term holiday product, resale and exchange contracts. Results expected for 2015.

62. || Legislative framework related to consumer rights and advertising || Fitness check || Fitness Check on legal acts related to consumer rights and advertising including: Directive 2005/29/EC on unfair business to consumer commercial practices; Directive 1999/44/EC on certain aspects of the sale of consumer goods and associated guarantees; Directive 93/13/EC on unfair terms in consumer contracts. To be started in 2015.

Migration, Home Affairs & Citizenship

63. || Council Regulation (EC) No 539/2001 listing the third countries whose nationals must be in possession of visas when crossing the external borders and those whose nationals are exempt from this requirement || Legislative initiative: Codification || Codification of Visa Regulation 539/2001 (14 amendments) following to a ruling of the European Court of Justice expected mid-2015.

64. || Council Decision (2000/642) of 17 October 2000 concerning arrangements for cooperation between financial intelligence units of the Member States in respect of exchanging information || Legislative initiative: Repeal || Cooperation between Financial Intelligence Units (FIUs) for preventive purposes will be regulated in the proposed 4th anti-money laundering Directive (COM/2013/045). The practical scope of application of the rules on cooperation for law enforcement purposes is limited and does not need to be maintained.

65. || Visa Information System || Evaluation || Evaluation of Regulation 767/2008 concerning the Visa Information System (VIS) and the exchange of data between Member States on short-stay visas (VIS Regulation) and 2004/512/EC Council Decision of 8 June 2004 establishing the Visa Information System (VIS), Regulation 810/2009) and Decision 2008/633. Results expected for 2015.

66. || Unauthorised entry, transit and residence || Evaluation || Evaluation of Directive 2002/90/EC defining the facilitation of unauthorised entry, transit and residence and of Council Framework Decision 2002/946/JHA on the strengthening of the penal framework to prevent the facilitation of unauthorised entry, transit and residence to reconciling effective fight against smuggling with the need to avoid criminalising humanitarian assistance. Results expected for 2015.

67. || FRONTEX including Rapid Border Intervention Teams || Evaluation || Evaluation of Regulation (EC) No 2007/2004 establishing a European Agency for the Management of Operational Cooperation at the External Borders of the Member States of the European Union. Results expected for 2015.

68. || Fight against organised crime || Evaluation || Evaluation of Council Framework Decision 2008/841/JHA. Results expected for 2015.

69. || Legal migration || Fitness check || Fitness check of Directive 2009/50/EC of 25 May 2009 on the conditions of entry and residence of third-country nationals for the purposes of highly qualified employment (Blue Card) Directive 2003/109/EC of 25 November 2003 concerning the status of third-country nationals who are long-term residents Directive 2011/98/EU of 13 December 2011 on a single application procedure for a single permit for third-country nationals to reside and work in the territory of a Member State and on a common set of rights for third-country workers legally residing in a Member State (Single Permit) To assess the fitness of current legal migration acquis and propose possible changes. To be started in 2015.

Trade

70. || Trade legislation || Legislative initiative: Codification / recast / repeal || Codification, recast and repeal of legislation amended by two enabling regulations bringing trade legislation in line with the TFEU - Regulation (EU) No 37/2014 of 15 January 2014 and Regulation (EU) No 38/2014 of 15 January.

71. || Trade diversion of certain key medicines || Evaluation || Evaluation of Regulation (EC) No 953/2003 on avoiding trade diversion into the European Union of certain key medicines. Results expected for 2015.

Transport

72. || Directive 2007/38/EC on the retrofitting of mirrors to heavy goods vehicles || Legislative initiative: Repeal || The Directive has achieved its objective: all vehicles subject to the retrofitting obligation (those registered between 1 January 2000 and 27 January 2007) are now equipped with the new mirrors.

73. || Repeal of Regulation 569/2008 amending Regulation No 11(1960) concerning the abolition of discrimination in transport rates and conditions. || Legislative initiative: Repeal || This Regulation is no longer necessary and superseded by technological development and alternative legislation.

74. || Simplification proposal amending Regulations (EC) 1071/2009 on access to the occupation of road transport operator and 1072/2009 on common rules for access to the international road haulage market. || Legislative initiative: Simplification || The proposal will clarify and simplify certain provisions of Regulations (EC) No 1071/2009 and 1072/2009. The corresponding amendments will facilitate implementation by Member States and bring a more uniform application across the EU. The amendments envisaged will reduce administrative burden for public authorities and private operators.

75. || Combined transport || Evaluation || Evaluation of Directive 92/106/EEC of 7 December 1992 on the establishment of common rules for certain types of combined transport of goods between Member States - The Directive introduced incentives for combined transport operations, mostly by way of derogation to limits and obligations imposed by other pieces of legislation (cabotage, weights and dimensions).

76. || Port reception facilities || Evaluation || Evaluation of Directive 2000/59/EC on port reception facilities. The objective of the evaluation is a comprehensive overview of the functioning of the Directive and an assessment of effectiveness and efficiency. The evaluation should point out problem areas, which could be addressed in a possible review of the Directive to improve and simplify the legislative framework and reduce regulatory costs. Results expected for 2015.

77. || Safety Rules and Standards for Passenger Ships || Fitness check || Fitness Check of: Directive 2009/45/EC of 6 May 2009 on safety rules and standards for passenger ships Directive 2003/25/EC on specific stability requirements for ro-ro passenger ships Directive 1999/35/EC on a system of mandatory surveys for the safe operation of regular ro-ro ferry and high-speed passenger craft services Directive 1998/41/EC on the registration of persons sailing on board passenger ships operating to or from ports of the Member States of the Community The Fitness Check aims to assess the potential for simplifying and streamlining the existing framework balancing between IMO, EU and national rules. Results expected for 2015.

78. || Promotion of clean and energy-efficient road transport vehicles || Evaluation || Evaluation of Directive 2009/33/EC of 23 April 2009 on the promotion of clean and energy-efficient road transport vehicles. The objective of the Directive is to encourage the better use of tendering procedures leading to the efficient use of public funding and promoting cleaner vehicles. Results expected for 2015.

79. || Tunnel safety || Evaluation || Evaluation of Directive 2004/54/EC of 29 April 2004 on minimum safety requirements for tunnels in the Trans-European Road Network. Results expected for 2015.

[1] The Commission ensures through its REFIT programme that the EU acquis is 'fit for purpose'. Within REFIT, the Commission screens the EU's regulatory acquis and identifies necessary corrective action. These actions include legislative initiatives to simplify and reduce regulatory burden, repeals of legislation no longer needed, withdrawals of proposals without a realistic chance of adoption or where the initial objectives can no longer be achieved and evaluations and Fitness Checks to assess relevance, coherence, efficiency, effectiveness and EU added value of EU legislation and identify further opportunities for simplification and burden reduction. A first set of actions was published in October 2013,and a second set was published in June 2014. Altogether, almost 200 actions have so far been identified within the framework of REFIT and are brought together in a comprehensive scoreboard published on 18 June 2014. In this way the Commission publishes action being taken, progress made and results achieved, whilst welcoming input from all those interested, and taking their comments and suggestions into account.

The Commission's Work Programme for 2015 confirms those actions identified under REFIT that will be taken in the course of the next year. This annex includes all legislative initiatives taken under REFIT (simplification, codification/recast, consolidation, repeal, update/review) planned for Commission adoption in 2015 and all evaluations and Fitness Checks carried out under REFIT which are either ongoing or where results are expected in the course of 2015.

[2] http://www.ifrs.org/About-us/Pages/What-are-IFRS.aspx

[3] This evaluation is managed jointly with DG Environment, Maritime Affairs & Fisheries.

Annex IV: Legislation that becomes applicable in 2015

Nº || Title || Subject matter || Date of application

Legislative acts

1. || Regulation (EU) No 1306/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 17 December 2013 on the financing, management and monitoring of the common agricultural policy and repealing Council Regulations (EEC) No 352/78, (EC) No 165/94, (EC) No 2799/98, (EC) No 814/2000, (EC) No 1290/2005 and (EC) No 485/2008 || Agricultural structural funds || 1/01/2015

2. || Regulation (EU) No 1307/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 17 December 2013 establishing rules for direct payments to farmers under support schemes within the framework of the common agricultural policy and repealing Council Regulation (EC) No 637/2008 and Council Regulation (EC) No 73/2009 || Agricultural structures || 1/01/2015

3. || Commission Regulation (EU) No 317/2014 of 27 March 2014 amending Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council on the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) as regards Annex XVII (CMR substances)  || Consumer protection || 1/01/2015

4. || Council Regulation (EU) No 713/2014 of 24 June 2014 amending Regulation (EU) No 1388/2013 opening and providing for the management of autonomous tariff quotas of the Union for certain agricultural and industrial products || Customs duties: Community tariff quotas, Common customs tariff || 1/01/2015

5. || Regulation (EU) No 1073/2013 of the European Central Bank of 18 October 2013 concerning statistics on the assets and liabilities of investment funds (recast) (ECB/2013/38) || Economic and monetary policy, Economic and Monetary Union || 1/01/2015

6. || Regulation (EU) No 1074/2013 of the European Central Bank of 18 October 2013 on statistical reporting requirements for post office giro institutions that receive deposits from non-monetary financial institution euro area residents (recast) (ECB/2013/39) || Economic and monetary policy, Economic and Monetary Union || 1/01/2015

7. || Regulation (EU) No 1075/2013 of the European Central Bank of 18 October 2013 concerning statistics on the assets and liabilities of financial vehicle corporations engaged in securitisation transactions (recast) (ECB/2013/40) || Economic and monetary policy, Economic and Monetary Union || 1/01/2015

8. || Council Regulation (EU) No 827/2014 of 23 July 2014 amending Regulation (EC) No 974/98 as regards the introduction of the euro in Lithuania || Economic and Monetary Union || 1/01/2015

9. || Council Regulation (EU) No 851/2014 of 23 July 2014 amending Regulation (EC) No 2866/98 as regards the conversion rate to the euro for Lithuania || Economic and Monetary Union || 1/01/2015

10. || Regulation (EU) No 806/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 15 July 2014 establishing uniform rules and a uniform procedure for the resolution of credit institutions and certain investment firms in the framework of a Single Resolution Mechanism and a Single Resolution Fund and amending Regulation (EU) No 1093/2010 || Economic and Monetary Union || 1/01/2015

11. || Regulation (EU) No 1072/2013 of the European Central Bank of 24 September 2013 concerning statistics on interest rates applied by monetary financial institutions (recast) (ECB/2013/34) || Economic and Monetary Union, Economic and monetary policy || 1/01/2015

12. || Regulation (EU) No 1071/2013 of the European Central Bank of 24 September 2013 concerning the balance sheet of the monetary financial institutions sector (recast) (ECB/2013/33) || Economic and Monetary Union, Economic and monetary policy, Information and verification || 1/01/2015

13. || Directive 2014/59/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 15 May 2014 establishing a framework for the recovery and resolution of credit institutions and investment firms and amending Council Directive 82/891/EEC, and Directives 2001/24/EC, 2002/47/EC, 2004/25/EC, 2005/56/EC, 2007/36/EC, 2011/35/EU, 2012/30/EU and 2013/36/EU, and Regulations (EU) No 1093/2010 and (EU) No 648/2012, of the European Parliament and of the Council  || Economic policy || 1/01/2015

14. || Regulation (EU) No 1143/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 22 October 2014 on the prevention and management of the introduction and spread of invasive alien species || Environment || 1/01/2015

15. || Regulation (EU) No 909/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 23 July 2014 on improving securities settlement in the European Union and on central securities depositories and amending Directives 98/26/EC and 2014/65/EU and Regulation (EU) No 236/2012  || Financial provisions, Economic policy || 1/01/2015

16. || Regulation (EU) No 575/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 26 June 2013 on prudential requirements for credit institutions and investment firms and amending Regulation (EU) No 648/2012  || Freedom of establishment, Internal market - Principles || 1/01/2015

17. || Commission Regulation (EU) No 1319/2013 of 9 December 2013 amending annexes to Regulation (EC) No 1059/2003 of the European Parliament and of the Council on the establishment of a common classification of territorial units for statistics (NUTS) || Information and verification || 1/01/2015

18. || Commission Regulation (EU) No 752/2014 of 24 June 2014 replacing Annex I to Regulation (EC) No 396/2005 of the European Parliament and of the Council setting maximum residue limits for pesticides residues. || Plant health legislation || 1/01/2015

19. || Council Directive 2008/8/EC of 12 February 2008 amending Directive 2006/112/EC as regards the place of supply of services || Value added tax, Taxation || 1/01/2015

20. || Commission Regulation (EU) No 1148/2014 of 28 October 2014 amending Annexes II, VII, VIII, IX and X to Regulation (EC) No 999/2001 of the European Parliament and of the Council laying down rules for the prevention, control and eradication of certain transmissible spongiform encephalopathies  || Veterinary legislation || 1/01/2015

21. || Commission Regulation (EU) No 218/2014 of 7 March 2014 amending Annexes to Regulations (EC) No 853/2004 and (EC) No 854/2004 of the European Parliament and of the Council (Hygiene Regulation on food of animal origin and on the official controls on food of animal origin) and Commission Regulation (EC) No 2074/2005  || Veterinary legislation, Foodstuffs || 1/01/2015

22. || Regulation (EU) No 1215/2012 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 12 December 2012 on jurisdiction and the recognition and enforcement of judgments in civil and commercial matters || Justice and home affairs || 10/01/2015

23. || Regulation (EU) No 606/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 12 June 2013 on mutual recognition of protection measures in civil matters || Area of freedom, security and justice || 11/01/2015

24. || Directive 2011/99/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 13 December 2011 on the European protection order || Justice and Home Affairs || 11/01/2015

25. || Regulation (EU) No 165/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 4 February 2014 on tachographs in road transport, repealing Council Regulation (EEC) No 3821/85 on recording equipment in road transport and amending Regulation (EC) No 561/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council on the harmonisation of certain social legislation relating to road transport  || Transport || 2/03/2015

26. || Directive 2014/51/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 16 April 2014 amending Directives 2003/71/EC and 2009/138/EC and Regulations (EC) No 1060/2009, (EU) No 1094/2010 and (EU) No 1095/2010 in respect of the powers of the European Supervisory Authority (European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority) and the European Supervisory Authority (European Securities and Markets Authority) || Freedom of establishment || 31/03/2015

27. || Directive 2009/138/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 25 November 2009 on the taking-up and pursuit of the business of Insurance and Reinsurance (Solvency II). || Internal market, Freedom of establishment || 31/03/2015

28. || Commission Regulation (EU) No 1004/2014 of 18 September 2014 amending Annex V to Regulation (EC) No 1223/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council on cosmetic products  || Internal market - Principles, Consumer protection || 16/04/2015

29. || Commission Regulation (EU) No 301/2014 of 25 March 2014 amending Annex XVII to Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council on the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) as regards chromium VI compounds  || Consumer protection || 1/05/2015

30. || Commission Regulation (EU) No 1126/2014 of 17 October 2014 amending Annexes II, III and V to Regulation (EC) No 396/2005 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards maximum residue levels for asulam, cyanamide, dicloran, flumioxazin, flupyrsulfuron-methyl, picolinafen and propisochlor in or on certain products  || Consumer protection, Plant health legislation || 13/05/2015

31. || Commission Regulation (EU) No 286/2011 of 10 March 2011 amending, for the purposes of its adaptation to technical and scientific progress, Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council on classification, labelling and packaging of substances and mixtures  || Approximation of laws, Internal market - Principles, Technical barriers || 1/06/2015

32. || Directive 2014/27/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 26 February 2014 amending Council Directives 92/58/EEC, 92/85/EEC, 94/33/EC, 98/24/EC and Directive 2004/37/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council, in order to align them to Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008 on classification, labelling and packaging of substances and mixtures || Employment || 1/06/2015

33. || Directive 2012/18/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 4 July 2012 on the control of major-accident hazards involving dangerous substances, amending and subsequently repealing Council Directive 96/82/EC || Environment || 1/06/2015

34. || Regulation (EC) No 1336/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 16 December 2008 amending Regulation (EC) No 648/2004 in order to adapt it to Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008 on classification, labelling and packaging of substances and mixtures () || Environment, Technical barriers, Industry || 1/06/2015

35. || Regulation (EU) No 462/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 21 May 2013 amending Regulation (EC) No 1060/2009 on credit rating agencies  || Freedom of establishment || 21/06/2015

36. || Directive 2013/56/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 20 November 2013 amending Directive 2006/66/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council on batteries and accumulators and waste batteries and accumulators as regards the placing on the market of portable batteries and accumulators containing cadmium intended for use in cordless power tools, and of button cells with low mercury content, and repealing Commission Decision 2009/603/EC || Environment || 1/07/2015

37. || Commission Regulation (EU) No 1003/2014 of 18 September 2014 amending Annex V to Regulation (EC) No 1223/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council on cosmetic products  || Internal market - Principles, Consumer protection || 1/07/2015

38. || Directive 2014/49/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 16 April 2014 on deposit guarantee schemes  || Freedom of establishment, Approximation of laws || 4/07/2015

39. || Directive 2013/11/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 21 May 2013 on alternative dispute resolution for consumer disputes and amending Regulation (EC) No 2006/2004 and Directive 2009/22/EC || Consumer protection || 09/07/2015

40. || Regulation (EU) No 603/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 26 June 2013 on the establishment of 'Eurodac' for the comparison of fingerprints for the effective application of Regulation (EU) No 604/2013 establishing the criteria and mechanisms for determining the Member State responsible for examining an application for international protection lodged in one of the Member States by a third-country national or a stateless person and on requests for the comparison with Eurodac data by Member States' law enforcement authorities and Europol for law enforcement purposes, and amending Regulation (EU) No 1077/2011 establishing a European Agency for the operational management of large-scale IT systems in the area of freedom, security and justice || Justice and home affairs, Free movement of persons || 20/07/2015

41. || Directive 2013/34/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 26 June 2013 on the annual financial statements, consolidated financial statements and related reports of certain types of undertakings, amending Directive 2006/43/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council and repealing Council Directives 78/660/EEC and 83/349/EEC || Freedom of establishment || 20/07/2015

42. || Directive 2013/33/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 26 June 2013 laying down standards for the reception of applicants for international protection || Asylum policy, Justice and home affairs || 21/07/2015

43. || Directive 2013/32/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 26 June 2013 on common procedures for granting and withdrawing international protection || Justice and home affairs, asylum policy || 21/07/2015

44. || Regulation (EU) No 1308/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 17 December 2013 establishing a common organisation of the markets in agricultural products and repealing Council Regulations (EEC) No 922/72, (EEC) No 234/79, (EC) No 1037/2001 and (EC) No 1234/2007 || Agriculture || 1/08/2015

45. || Regulation (EU) No 650/2012 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 4 July 2012 on jurisdiction, applicable law, recognition and enforcement of decisions and acceptance and enforcement of authentic instruments in matters of succession and on the creation of a European Certificate of Succession || Judicial cooperation in civil matters, Justice and home affairs || 17/08/2015

46. || Directive 2013/40/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 12 August 2013 on attacks against information systems and replacing Council Framework Decision 2005/222/JHA || Justice and Home Affairs || 4/09/2015

47. || Directive 2013/39/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 12 August 2013 amending Directives 2000/60/EC and 2008/105/EC as regards priority substances in the field of water policy || Environment || 14/09/2015

48. || Commission Regulation (EU) No 312/2014 of 26 March 2014 establishing a Network Code on Gas Balancing of Transmission Networks  || Energy, Internal market - Principles || 1/10/2015

49. || Regulation (EU) No 511/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 16 April 2014 on compliance measures for users from the Nagoya Protocol on Access to Genetic Resources and the Fair and Equitable Sharing of Benefits Arising from their Utilization in the Union || Environment || 12/10/2015

50. || Commission Regulation (EU) No 984/2013 of 14 October 2013 establishing a Network Code on Capacity Allocation Mechanisms in Gas Transmission Systems and supplementing Regulation (EC) No 715/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council  || Energy, Internal market - Principles || 1/11/2015

51. || Regulation (EU) No 376/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 3 April 2014 on the reporting, analysis and follow-up of occurrences in civil aviation, amending Regulation (EU) No 996/2010 of the European Parliament and of the Council and repealing Directive 2003/42/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council and Commission Regulations (EC) No 1321/2007 and (EC) No 1330/2007  || Transport || 15/11/2015

52. || Directive 2012/29/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 25 October 2012 establishing minimum standards on the rights, support and protection of victims of crime, and replacing Council Framework Decision 2001/220/JHA || Justice and Home Affairs || 16/11/2015

53. || Regulation (EU) No 1144/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 22 October 2014 on information provision and promotion measures concerning agricultural products implemented in the internal market and in third countries and repealing Council Regulation (EC) No 3/2008 || Agriculture and Fisheries || 1/12/2015

54. || Commission Regulation (EU) No 1332/2011 of 16 December 2011 laying down common airspace usage requirements and operating procedures for airborne collision avoidance  || Transport, Telecommunications || 1/12/2015

55. || Directive 2014/60/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 15 May 2014 on the return of cultural objects unlawfully removed from the territory of a Member State and amending Regulation (EU) No 1024/2012 (Recast) || Culture || 19/12/2015

56. || Commission Regulation (EU) No 1272/2013 of 6 December 2013 amending Annex XVII to Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council on the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) as regards polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons  || Consumer protection || 27/12/2015

57. || Council Directive laying down requirements for the protection of the health of the general public with regard to radioactive substances in water intended for human consumption || Health || 28/12/2015

58. || Commission Regulation (EU) No 10/2011 of 14 January 2011 on plastic materials and articles intended to come into contact with food  || Internal market - Principles, Foodstuffs || 31/12/2015

Implementing and delegated acts

59. || Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 809/2014 of 17 July 2014 laying down rules for the application of Regulation (EU) No 1306/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council with regard to the integrated administration and control system, rural development measures and cross compliance || Agricultural structural funds || 1/01/2015

60. || Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) No 1001/2014 of 18 July 2014 amending Annex X to Regulation (EU) No 1307/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council establishing rules for direct payments to farmers under support schemes within the framework of the common agricultural policy || Agricultural structures || 1/01/2015

61. || Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 641/2014 of 16 June 2014 laying down rules for the application of Regulation (EU) No 1307/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council establishing rules for direct payments to farmers under support schemes within the framework of the common agricultural policy || Agricultural structures || 1/01/2015

62. || Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 1101/2014 of 16 October 2014 amending Annex I to Council Regulation (EEC) No 2658/87 on the tariff and statistical nomenclature and on the Common Customs Tariff || Common customs tariff || 1/01/2015

63. || Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 1130/2014 of 22 October 2014 opening a tariff quota for the year 2015 for the importation into the European Union of certain goods originating in Norway resulting from the processing of agricultural products covered by Regulation (EU) No 510/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council || Common customs tariff, European Free Trade Association (EFTA) || 1/01/2015

64. || Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 400/2014 of 22 April 2014 concerning a coordinated multiannual control programme of the Union for 2015, 2016 and 2017 to ensure compliance with maximum residue levels of pesticides and to assess the consumer exposure to pesticide residues in and on food of plant and animal origin  || Consumer protection, Foodstuffs, Plant health legislation || 1/01/2015

65. || 2013/188/EU: Commission Implementing Decision of 18 April 2013 on annual reports on non-discriminatory inspections carried out pursuant to Council Regulation (EC) No 1/2005 on the protection of animals during transport and related operations and amending Directives 64/432/EEC and 93/119/EC and Regulation (EC) No 1255/97 (notified under document C(2013) 2098)  || Internal market - Principles || 1/01/2015

66. || Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) No 1015/2014 of 22 July 2014 amending Annexes II and III to Regulation (EU) No 978/2012 of the European Parliament and of the Council applying a scheme of generalised tariff preferences, and repealing Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) No 154/2013 || Preferential systems || 1/01/2015

67. || Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 390/2013 of 3 May 2013 laying down a performance scheme for air navigation services and network functions  || Transport || 1/01/2015

68. || Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 391/2013 of 3 May 2013 laying down a common charging scheme for air navigation services  || Transport || 1/01/2015

69. || Council Implementing Regulation (EU) No 1042/2013 of 7 October 2013 amending Implementing Regulation (EU) No 282:2011 as regards the place of supply of services || Value added tax, Taxation || 1/01/2015

70. || 2014/288/EU: Commission Implementing Decision of 12 May 2014 as regards the standard reporting requirements for national programmes for the eradication, control and monitoring of certain animal diseases and zoonoses co-financed by the Union and repealing Decision 2008/940/EC (notified under document C(2014) 2976) || Veterinary legislation || 1/01/2015

71. || Commission implementing decision 2014/802/EU of 14 November 2014 amending Decisions 2010/470/EU and 2010/472/EU as regards the animal health requirements relating to scrapie for trade in and imports into the Union of embryos of animals of the ovine and caprine species  || Veterinary legislation || 1/01/2015

72. || Commission implementing decision 2014/798/EU of 13 November 2014 amending Annex F to Council Directive 64/432/EEC as regards the format of the model health certificates for intra-Union trade in bovine animals and swine and the additional health requirements relating to Trichinella for intra-Union trade in domestic swine || Veterinary legislation || 1/01/2015

73. || Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 687/2014 of 20 June 2014 amending Regulation (EU) No 185/2010 as regards clarification, harmonisation and simplification of aviation security measures, equivalence of security standards and cargo and mail security measures  || Transport || 1/03/2015

74. || Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 1337/2013 of 13 December 2013 laying down rules for the application of Regulation (EU) No 1169/2011 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards the indication of the country of origin or place of provenance for fresh, chilled and frozen meat of swine, sheep, goats and poultry || Foodstuffs || 1/04/2015

75. || Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 402/2013 of 30 April 2013 on the common safety method for risk evaluation and assessment and repealing Regulation (EC) No 352/2009  || Transport || 21/05/2015

76. || Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 869/2014 of 11 August 2014 on new rail passenger services || Transport || 16/06/2015

77. || Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 870/2014 of 11 August 2014 on criteria for applicants for rail infrastructure capacity || Transport || 16/06/2015

78. || Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 699/2014 of 24 June 2014 on the design of the common logo to identify persons offering medicinal products for sale at a distance to the public and the technical, electronic and cryptographic requirements for verification of its authenticity || Public health, Internal market - Principles || 1/07/2015

79. || 2014/672/EU: Commission Implementing Decision of 24 September 2014 on the extension of the designation of the Performance Review Body of the single European sky || Transport || 1/07/2015

80. || Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) No 886/2013 of 15 May 2013 supplementing Directive 2010/40/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council with regard to data and procedures for the provision, where possible, of road safety-related minimum universal traffic information free of charge to users || Information and verification, Transport || 1/10/2015

81. || Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) No 885/2013 of 15 May 2013 supplementing ITS Directive 2010/40/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council with regard to the provision of information services for safe and secure parking places for trucks and commercial vehicles || Transport || 1/10/2015

Annex II: List of withdrawals or modifications of pending proposals

Withdrawals for reasons other than obsolescence, as well as modifications, are indicated in bold

Nº || COM/ Inter-institutional reference || Title || Reasons for withdrawal/modification

Agriculture & Rural Development

1. || COM/2010/0537 2010/0266/COD || Proposal for a REGULATION OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL amending Council Regulation (EC) No 1698/2005 on support for rural development by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD) || Proposal lapsed through entry into force of Regulation 1305/2013.

2. || COM/2010/0539 2010/0267/COD || Proposal for a REGULATION OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL amending Council Regulation (EC) No 73/2009 establishing common rules for direct support schemes for farmers under the common agricultural policy and establishing certain support schemes for farmers || Proposal lapsed through entry into force of Regulation 1307/2013 - CAP reform.

3. || COM/2010/0745 2010/0365/COD || Proposal for a REGULATION (EU) No …/ OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL of … amending Council Regulation (EC) No 1290/2005 on the financing of the common agricultural policy and repealing Council Regulation (EC) No 165/94 and Council Regulation (EC) No 78/2008 || Proposal lapsed through entry into force of Regulation 1306/2013 - CAP reform.

4. || COM/2010/0738 2010/0354/COD || Proposal for a REGULATION OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL amending Council Regulation (EC) No 1234/2007 as regards marketing standards || Proposal lapsed through entry into force of Regulation 1308/2013 - CAP reform.

5. || COM/2010/0759 2010/0364/COD || Proposal for a REGULATION OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL amending Council Regulation (EC) No 834/2007 on organic production and labelling of organic products || Proposal integrated into COM (2014) 0180 adopted on 19 March 2014.

6. || COM/2010/0761 2010/0366/COD  || Proposal for a REGULATION OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL amending Council Regulation (EC) No 485/2008 on scrutiny by Member States of transactions forming part of the system of financing by the European Agricultural Guarantee Fund || Proposal lapsed through entry into force of Regulation 1306/2013 - CAP reform.

7. || COM/2010/0799 2010/0385/COD || Proposal for a REGULATION OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL establishing a common organisation of agricultural markets and on specific provisions for certain agricultural products (Single CMO Regulation) || Proposal lapsed through entry into force of Regulation 1308/2013 - CAP reform.

8. || COM/2011/0193 2011/0075/NLE || Proposal for a COUNCIL REGULATION determining measures on fixing certain aids, refunds and prices related to the single common organisation of agricultural markets || Obsolete. The proposal has been taken over by the CAP reform.

9. || COM/2011/0663 2011/0290/COD || Proposal for a REGULATION OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL amending Council Regulation (EC) No 3/2008 on information provision and promotion measures for agricultural products on the internal market and in third countries. || Proposal lapsed as content taken up by 2013/0398/COD.

10. || COM/2013/0159 2013/0087/COD || Proposal for a REGULATION OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL on fixing an adjustment rate to direct payments provided for in Regulation (EC) No 73/2009 in respect of calendar year 2013 || Obsolete. Proposal lapsed on 30 June 2013 according to Regulation 1290/2005-Article 18.

11. || COM/2013/0521 2013/0247/COD  || Proposal for a REGULATION OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL amending Council Regulation (EC) No 1698/2005 on support for rural development by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD) || Proposal lapsed through entry into force of Regulation 1310/2013 - CAP reform.

12. || COM/2014/0032 2014/0014/COD || Proposal for a REGULATION OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL amending Regulation (EU) No 1308/2013 and Regulation (EU) No 1306/2013 as regards the aid scheme for the supply of fruit and vegetables, bananas and milk in the educational establishments || The whole scheme will be evaluated for subsidiarity, proportionality and better regulation reasons as part of the CAP simplification. Pending this the Commission recommends to the colegislators that work on the amending proposal of 2013 should be put on hold.

13. || COM/2014/0175 2014/0097/COD || Proposal for a REGULATION OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL on fixing an adjustment rate for direct payments provided for in Council Regulation (EC) No 73/2009 in respect of calendar year 2014 || Proposal lapsed on 30 June 2014 according to Regulation 1306/2013-Article 26. Content integrated in the Commission Implementing Regulation which in the meantime was adopted (COM/879/2014).

14. || COM/2014/0180 2014/0100/COD || Proposal for a REGULATION OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL on organic production and labelling of organic products, amending Regulation (EU) No XXX/XXX of the European Parliament and of the Council [Official controls Regulation] and repealing Council Regulation (EC) No 834/2007 || If not agreed in six months withdraw and replace by a new initiative.

Budget & Human Resources

15. || COM/2004/0509 2004/0172/COD || Proposal for a REGULATION OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL on mutual administrative assistance for the protection of the financial interests of the Community against fraud and any other illegal activities || A new proposal for a Directive on the fight against fraud to the Union´s financial interests by means of criminal law was adopted in July 2012 COM(2012)0363.

16. || COM/2010/0071 2010/0047/COD || Proposal for a REGULATION OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL amending Council Regulation (EC, Euratom) No 1605/2002 on the Financial Regulation applicable to the general budget of the European Communities || Obsolete. The new Financial Regulation 966/2012 has been adopted on 26/10/2012.

17. || COM/2010/0072 2010/0048/APP || Proposal for a COUNCIL REGULATION laying down the multiannual financial framework for the years 2007-2013 || Obsolete. The proposal for a Multiannual Financial Framework Regulation for the period 2007-13 can be withdrawn/

18. || COM/2012/0754 2012/0350/NLE || Proposal for a COUNCIL REGULATION adjusting with the effect from 1 July 2012 the remuneration and pension of the officials and other servants of the European Union and the correction coefficients applied thereto || Obsolete. In April 2014, the regulation 423/2014 has been adopted.

Climate Action & Energy

19. || COM/2011/0518 2011/0225/NLE || Proposal for a COUNCIL REGULATION establishing a Community system for registration of carriers of radioactive materials || No foreseeable agreement. While the EP gave a favourable opinion in December 2013, there has been insufficient support in the Council to reach an agreement on the proposal.

Economic & Financial Affairs, Taxation & Customs

20. || COM/0098/0030 1998/0025/CNS || Proposal for a COUNCIL DIRECTIVE governing the tax treatment of private motor vehicles moved permanently to another Member State in connection with a transfer of residence or used temporarily in a Member State other than that in which they are registered || The proposal dates from 1998 and no agreement on substance is foreseen.

21. || COM/2002/0456 2002/0246/CNS || Proposal for a COUNCIL DECISION amending Decision 77/270/Euratom empowering the Commission to issue Euratom loans for the purpose of contributing to the financing of nuclear power stations || Commission proposal made in 2002 and blocked in the Council for more than ten years (the decision under the Euratom Treaty required unanimity that was not reached).

22. || COM/2002/0457 2002/0246/NLE || Proposal for a COUNCIL DECISION amending Decision 77/271/Euratom on the implementation of Decision 77/270/Euratom empowering the Commission to issue Euratom loans for the purpose of contributing to the financing of nuclear power stations || Commission proposal made in 2002 and blocked in the Council for more than ten years (the decision under the Euratom Treaty required unanimity that was not reached).

23. || COM/2005/0261 2005/0130/CNS || Proposal for a COUNCIL DIRECTIVE on passenger car related taxes || No foreseeable agreement. The proposal dates from 2005 and is no longer discussed in Council, the last compromise text dates from 2007.

24. || COM/2006/0486 2006/0165/CNS || Proposal for a COUNCIL DIRECTIVE amending Directive 92/84/EEC on the approximation of the rates of excise duty on alcohol and alcoholic beverages || No foreseeable agreement. Discussed in Council for the last time in 2010.

25. || COM/2010/0032 2010/0018/NLE || Proposal for a COUNCIL DECISION on the position to be taken by the Union within the Joint Committee established under the Agreement between the European Coal and Steel Community and the Republic of Turkey on trade in products covered by the Treaty establishing the European Coal and Steel Community, with regard to the amendment of Annex II of Protocol 1 to that Agreement, pursuant to the entry into force of the Harmonised System 2007 || Obsolete.

26. || COM/2010/0034 2010/0019/NLE || Proposal for a COUNCIL DECISION on the position to be taken by the Union within the Association Council with regard to the amendment of Annex II of Protocol 3 to Decision No 1/98 of the EC-Turkey Association Council of 25 February 1998 on trade regime for agricultural products, concerning the list of working or processing required to be carried out on non-originating materials in order that the product manufactured can obtain originating status, pursuant to the entry into force of the Harmonised System 2007 || Obsolete.

27. || COM/2010/0778 2010/0378/NLE || Proposal for a COUNCIL DECISION on the position to be taken by the European Union within the Stabilisation and Association Council created by the Stabilisation and Association Agreement between the European Communities and their Member States, of the one part, and the Republic of Croatia, of the other part, on the amendments to Protocol 4 to that Agreement concerning the definition of the concept of "originating products" and methods of administrative cooperation               || The proposal is obsolete following acession of Croatia.

28. || COM/2011/0169 2011/0092/CNS || Proposal for a COUNCIL DIRECTIVE amending Directive 2003/96/EC restructuring the Community framework for the taxation of energy products and electricity    || Council negotiations have resulted in a draft compromise text that has fully denatured the substance of the Commission proposal. Moreover there is no agreement in Council even on the draft compromise.

Employment, Social Affairs, Skills & Labour Mobility

29. || COM/2014/0239 2014/0131/NLE || Proposal for a COUNCIL DECISION on the position to be adopted on behalf of the European Union at the 103rd session of the International Labour Conference concerning a Recommendation to supplement the Forced Labour Convention n° 29, 1930, of the International Labour Organisation || The proposal is obsolete as the Conference for which it intended to lay down the position to be taken under Art 218(9) TFEU has taken place without the Council adopting the proposed decision.

Environment, Maritime Affairs & Fisheries

30. || COM/2009/0189 2009/0057/COD || Proposal for a COUNCIL REGULATION establishing a multi-annual plan for the western stock of Atlantic horse mackerel and the fisheries exploiting that stock. || This proposal has been superseded by the entering into force of the landing obligation as foreseen in the Common Fishery Policy reform.

31. || COM/2009/0399 2009/0112/COD || Proposal for a COUNCIL REGULATION establishing a long-term plan for the anchovy stock in the Bay of Biscay and the fisheries exploiting that stock || This proposal has been superseded by the entering into force of the landing obligation as foreseen in the Common Fishery Policy reform.

32. || COM/2010/0572 2010/0290/NLE || Proposal for a COUNCIL DECISION on the conclusion of the Protocol to the Fisheries Partnership Agreement between the European Community and Federated States of Micronesia || Following a negative vote on the Protocol on the side of the FSM Congress, the proposal would appear to no longer constitute a realistic basis for conclusion of the Protocol. Therefore, it should be withdrawn.

33. || COM/2012/0155 2012/0077/COD || Proposal for a REGULATION OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL amending Council Regulation (EC) No 1098/2007 of 18 September 2007 establishing a multi-annual plan for the cod stocks in the Baltic Sea and the fisheries exploiting those stocks || This proposal has been superseded by the proposed Baltic multi-species management plan (COM/2014/0614).

34. || COM/2012/0471 2012/0232/COD || Proposal for a REGULATION OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL on certain technical and control measures in the Skagerrak and amending Regulation (EC) No 850/98 and Regulation (EC) No 1342/2008 || Most of the proposal dealt with the introduction of a landing obligation, which is now covered by art. 15 of Regulation (EU) No 1380/2013, no foreseeable progress can be expected for the remaining part of the proposal.

35. || COM/2012/0591 2012/0285/COD || Proposal for a REGULATION OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL amending Council Regulation (EC) No 2187/2005 for the conservation of fishery through technical measures in the Baltic Sea, the Belts and the Sound      || This proposal has been superseded by the proposed Baltic multi-species management plan (COM/2014/0614).

36. || COM/2013/0300 2013/0153/NLE || Proposal for a COUNCIL DECISION establishing the position to be taken in HELCOM and IMO concerning the designation on the Baltic Sea as Nitrogen Oxyde Emissions Control Area (NECA) || No foreseeeable agreement.

37. || COM/2013/0920 2013/0443/COD || Proposal for a DIRECTIVE OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL on the reduction of national emissions of certain atmospheric pollutants and amending Directive 2003/35/EC ||  To be modified as part of the legislative follow-up to the 2030 Energy and Climate Package.

38. || COM/2014/0397 2014/0201/COD || Proposal for a DIRECTIVE OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL amending Directives 2008/98/EC on waste, 94/62/EC on packaging and packaging waste, 1999/31/EC on the landfill of waste, 2000/53/EC on end-of-life vehicles, 2006/66/EC on batteries and accumulators and waste batteries and accumulators, and 2012/19/EU on waste electrical and electronic equipment                 28/10/2014 || Withdraw and replace by new, more ambitious proposal by end 2015 to promote circular economy.

European Neighbourhood Policy & Enlargement Negotiations

39. || COM/2008/0308 2008/0095/COD || Proposal for a REGULATION OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL amending Regulation (EC) No. 1638/2006 laying down general provisions establishing a European Neighbourhood and Partnership Instrument || Obsolete. Withdrawal requested by EP.

40. || COM/2012/0092 2012/0041/NLE || Proposal for a COUNCIL DECISION on the position to be adopted on behalf of the European Union in the EU-Turkey Association Council || Obsolete.

41. || COM/2012/0133 2012/0063/NLE || Proposal for a COUNCIL DECISION on the position to be taken by the European Union in the EEA Joint Committee concerning the amendment of Protocol 4 (Rules of origin) to the EEA Agreement || New proposal under preparation.

42. || COM/2012/0329 2012/0159/COD || Proposal for a REGULATION OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL amending Council Regulation (EC) No 1085/2006 establishing an Instrument for Pre- Accession Assistance (IPA) || Obsolete. Regulation No 1085/2006 (IPA I Regulation) expired at the end of 2013 and has been replaced by a new instrument as of the begining of 2014 (IPA II).

Foreign Affairs & Security Policy

43. || COM/2005/0281 2005/0121/CNS || Proposal for a COUNCIL DECISION on the signature of a Protocol to the Framework Agreement for Trade and Cooperation between the European Community and its Member States, on the one part, and the Republic of Korea, of the other part, to take account of accession of the Czech Republic, the Republic of Estonia, the Republic of Cyprus, the Republic of Hungary, the Republic of Latvia, the Republic of Lithuania, the Republic of Malta, the Republic of Poland, the Republic of Slovenia, and the Slovak Republic to the European Union || Obsolete. The Framework Agreement for Trade and Cooperation was repealed by Article 43 of the EU-Korea Framework Agreement of 2010 (OJ L20/14 of 23.1.2013).

44. || COM/2013/0289 2013/0155/NLE || Proposal for a COUNCIL DECISION on the signing, on behalf of the European Union, and provisional application of the Association Agreement between the European Union and its Member States, of the one part, and Ukraine, of the other part || Overtaken by events, Association Agreement signed on the basis of new Council Decisions in 2014.

45. || COM/2013/0653 || Recommendation for a COUNCIL DECISION approving the conclusion by the Commission, on behalf of the European Atomic Energy Community, of the Association Agreement between the European Union and its Member States, of the one part, and Ukraine, of the other part || Overtaken by events, Association Agreement concluded on the basis of new Council Decision in 2014.

Health and food safety

46. || COM/2007/0090 2007/0037/COD || Proposal for a Regulation amending regulation 852/2004/EC on the Hygiene of Foodstuffs || No longer relevant. The proposal was initially aimed at allowing SMEs to derogate from the EU requirements for food producers to apply self-checks (HACCP) along their production processes, and it was unanimously rejected by the Council (26 against, one abstention). In the meantime, guidelines for the application of HACCP for retailers and other SMEs have been published and include flexibility and simplification tools. Withdrawal included in the REFIT Communication of June 2014.

47. || COM/2013/0262 2013/0137/COD || Proposal for a REGULATION OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL On the production and making available on the market of plant reproductive material (plant reproductive material law) || Following its rejection of the proposal in 1st reading in April 2014, EP has asked COM to withdraw in letter by EP President dated 11/09/2014 D(2014)41887.

Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs

48. || COM/2010/0371 2010/0199/COD || Proposal for a DIRECTIVE OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL amending Directive 97/9/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council on investor compensation schemes      || No foreseeable agreement. Discussions halted both at the Council and EP. Withdrawal included in the REFIT Communication of June 2014.

49. || COM/2012/0084 2012/0035/COD || Proposal for a DIRECTIVE relating to the transparency of measures regulating the prices of medicinal products for human use and their inclusion in the scope of public health insurance systems || No foreseeable agreement.

50. || COM/2012/0124 2012/0060/COD || Proposal for a REGULATION OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL establishing rules on the access of third country goods and services to the European Union's internal market in public procurement and procedures supporting negotiations on access of European Union goods and services to the public procurement markets of third countries || Proposal to be amended in line with the priorities of the new Commission in order to simplify the procedures, shortening timelines of investigations and reducing the number of actors in implementation.

51. || COM/2012/0241 2012/0124/NLE || Proposal for a COUNCIL DECISION authorising the Member States to negotiate in the United Nations Conference on the Arms Trade Treaty (New York, 2-27 July 2012) on those matters coming under the exclusive competence of the Union || Obsolete. Proposal superseded by other Decisions, the last one of which is Council Decision 2014/165/EU authorising Member States to ratify, in the interests of the European Union, the Arms Trade Treaty (OJ L 89, 25.3.2014, p. 44).

52. || COM/2014/0085 2014/0043/NLE || Proposal for a COUNCIL RECOMMENDATION on European Tourism Quality Principles || The proposal encountered a blocking minority in the Council. No foreseeable agreement.

53. || COM/2014/0344 2014/0176/COD || Proposal for a DIRECTIVE OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL on the dissemination of Earth observation satellite data for commercial purposes || If not agreed in six months withdraw and replace by a new initiative.

International Cooperation & Development

54. || COM/2008/0244 2008/0270/NLE || Proposal for a COUNCIL DECISION amending the proposal for a Council Decision on the signing and conclusion by the European Community of the International Coffee Agreement 2007 || Obsolete. Council Decision of 16 June 2008 (OJ L 186/12) authorized the signature (approval) of the International Coffee Agreement 2007. Since then the EU is an official member of the ICO.

Inter-institutional relations

55. || COM/2013/0451 2013/0218/COD || Proposal for a REGULATION OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL adapting to Article 290 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union a number of legal acts providing for the use of the regulatory procedure with scrutiny || To be addressed in the new inter-institutional Agreement on Better Regulation.

56. || COM/2013/0452 2013/0220/COD || Proposal for a REGULATION OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL adapting to Article 290 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union a number of legal acts in the area of Justice providing for the use of the regulatory procedure with scrutiny || To be addressed in the new inter-institutional Agreement on Better Regulation.

57. || COM/2013/0751 2013/0365/COD || Proposal for a REGULATION OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL adapting to Article 290 and 291 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union a number of legal acts providing for the use of the regulatory procedure with scrutiny || To be addressed in the new inter-institutional Agreement on Better Regulation.

Justice, Consumers & Gender Equality

58. || COM/2008/0637 2008/0193/COD || Proposal for a DIRECTIVE OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL amending Council Directive 92/85/EEC on the introduction of measures to encourage improvements in the safety and health at work of pregnant workers and workers who have recently given birth or are breastfeeding || If not agreed in six months, withdraw and replace by a new initiative. Withdrawal included in the REFIT Communication of June 2014.

59. || COM/2010/0082 2010/0050/COD || Proposal for a DIRECTIVE OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL on the right to interpretation and translation in criminal proceedings || Obsolete as Directive 2010/64/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council on the right to interpretation and translation in criminal proceedings has been adopted.

60. || COM/2011/0635 2011/0284/COD || Proposal for a REGULATION OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL on a Common European Sales Law || Modified proposal in order to fully unleash the potential of e-commerce in the Digital Single Market.

61. || COM/2012/0035 2012/0022/APP || Proposal for a COUNCIL REGULATION on the Statute for a European Foundation || No progress in Council. Since unanimity is required, there are no prospects that an agreement can be reached.

Migration, Home Affairs & Citizenship

62. || COM/2009/0102 2009/0033/CNS || Proposal for a COUNCIL REGULATION on the establishment of an evaluation mechanism to verify the application of the Schengen acquis || Withdrawal of this proposal already announced in Comission proposal, COM(2010)0624/ COM(2010)0559. However, no (separate) formal act of withdrawal has been taken by the Commission. The proposal is therefore formally still pending and needs to be formally withdrawn.

Research, Science and Innovation

63. || COM/2011/0931 2011/0460/NLE || Proposal for a COUNCIL DECISION on the adoption of a Supplementary Research Programme for the ITER project (2014-2018) || Replaced by proposal COM (2013)0607.

Trade

64. || COM/2011/0380 2011/0167/NLE || Proposal for a Council Decision on the conclusion of the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) || The proposal is no longer relevant after the EP decision of July 2012 not to consent to the conclusion of ACTA. The withdrawal would thus help clarify that no further steps are being envisaged in relation to the conclusion procedure.

Transport

65. || COM/2000/0802 2000/0326/COD || Proposal for a REGULATION OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL on the establishment of a fund for the compensation of oil pollution damage in European waters and related measures || Withdrawal necessary as the impact assessment and relevant analysis are now out of date. Withdrawal included in the REFIT Communication of June 2014.

66. || COM/2005/0353 2005/0141/APP || Proposal for a COUNCIL DECISION on the signature and provisional application of the Agreement between the European Community and Serbia and Montenegro on certain aspects of air services || All Member States have ratified the ECAA Agreement (2006/36/APP) which prevails over the Agreement.

67. || COM/2008/0700 || Proposal for a COUNCIL DECISION on the signing of the Amending Protocol to the Convention regarding the Regime of Navigation on the Danube of 18 August 1948 (Belgrade Convention) || No foreseeable agreement.

68. || COM/2009/0217 2009/0063/COD || Proposal for a DIRECTIVE OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL on aviation security charges || No support from legislators. proposal blocked since 2010. Withdrawal included in the REFIT Communication of June 2014.

69. || COM/2009/0229 2009/0066/APP || Proposal for a Decision of the Council and the representatives of the Governments of the Member States of the European Union, meeting within the Council On the conclusion of the of the Air Transport Agreement between the United States of America, for the one part, the European Community and its Member States, for the second part, Iceland, for the third part, and the Kingdom of Norway, for the fourth part; and On the conclusion of the Ancillary Agreement between the European Community and its Member States, of the first part, Iceland, on the second part, and the Kingdom of Norway, of the third part, regarding the application of the Air Transport Agreement between the United States of America, of the first part; the European Community and its Member States, of the second part; Iceland, of the third part; and the Kingdom of Norway, of the fourth part || The proposal replaced by the 2011/0102/NLE.

70. || COM/2010/0653 2010/0320/NLE || Proposal for a COUNCIL DECISION on the fulfilment by the Republic of Croatia of the conditions for completing the first transitional period under the Multilateral Agreement between the European Community and its Member States, the Republic of Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Republic of Bulgaria, the Republic of Croatia, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, the Republic of Iceland, the Republic of Montenegro, the Kingdom of Norway, Romania, the Republic of Serbia and the United Nations Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo on the establishment of a European Common Aviation Area       || No evolution and Croatia is now a Member State.

71. || COM/2011/0824 2011/0397/COD || Proposal for a REGULATION OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL on groundhandling services at Union airports and repealing Council Directive 96/67/EC || No foreseeable agreement.

Codifications

72. || COM/2008/0761 2008/0225/COD || Proposal for a COUNCIL REGULATION listing the third countries whose nationals must be in possession of visas when crossing the external borders and those whose nationals are exempt from that requirement || Obsolete as the act to be codified has been amended since the proposal was made.

73. || COM/2009/0446 2009/0123/COD || Proposal for a DIRECTIVE …/…/EC OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL of […] on uniform procedures for checks on the transport of dangerous goods by road (codified version) || Obsolete as it contains outdated provisions on comitology.

74. || COM/2009/0535 2009/0151/COD || Proposal for a REGULATION (EC) No …/… OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL of […] on waste statistics (Codified version) || Obsolete as the act to be codified has been amended since the proposal was made.

75. || COM/2009/0634 2009/0176/COD || Proposal for a REGULATION OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL on common rules for the allocation of slots at Community airports (Codified version) || Obsolete as it contains outdated provisions on comitology.

76. || COM/2010/0179 2010/0095/COD || Proposal for a DIRECTIVE OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL laying down a procedure for the provision of information in the field of technical standards and regulations and of rules on Information Society services (Codification) || An amended proposal for codification has been submitted to the EP and Council (COM/2013/0932). Therefore, the initial codification proposal COM(2010)0179 can now be withdrawn.

77. || COM/2010/0184 2010/0098/CNS || Proposal for a COUNCIL REGULATION (EURATOM) laying down maximum permitted levels of radioactive contamination of foodstuffs and of feeding stuffs following a nuclear accident or any other case of radiological emergency (Recast) || A proposal for a new act replacing the acts has been prepared (COM/2013/0576) . Codification proposal COM(2010)0184 can be withdrawn.

78. || COM/2010/0507 2010/0260/COD || Proposal for a DIRECTIVE OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL on the approximation of the laws of the Member States relating to units of measurement (Codification) || Obsolete as it contains a reference to an outdated provision on comitology.

79. || COM/2010/0691 2010/0338/NLE || Proposal for a COUNCIL REGULATION on denominations and technical specifications of euro coins intended for circulation (Codification) || A recast version of the act has been adopted (Regulation 729/2014).

80. || COM/2012/0008 2012/0007/COD || Proposal for a DIRECTIVE OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL on the classification, packaging and labelling of dangerous preparations (Recast) || Obsolete. The proposal was not addressed by any Council Presidency and is now obsolete, as the existing Directive 1999/45/EC will be repealed on 1 June 2015.

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