Tuesday, 11 September 2012

EU Regulation on Standardisation approved by European Parliament

Just a short notice... A couple of minutes ago the European Parliament approved the new EU Regulation on Standardisation. The Rapporteur, Lara Comi, shared via Twitter that the outstanding support of 639 votes out of 676. This is an excellent result. Especially for the ICT sector the outcome is very important because it will allow global ICT specifications, global Open Standards in the field of ICT, to be directly referenced in public procurement in Europe.

Congratulations to Lara Comi and the European Parliament on this result. The Parliament did further improve the document and the outcome will be a very good new framework for standardisation and the development and use of standards in Europe. 

UPDATE of Sep 11, 16:00h:

Press release of the European Parliament available on News website of the EP 

Public reaction from stakeholders - OpenForum Europe press release.