Month: July 2023

European Parliament Adopts Negotiating Mandate on Ecodesign for Sustainable Products Regulation

Emma Bichet and Fergal Duggan

We are one step closer to adoption of the European Union’s new Ecodesign for Sustainable Products Regulation, which is set to have a big impact on several groups of consumer products, as well as intermediates, such as chemicals, iron, steel and aluminium.

EU Batteries Regulation Passes Final Vote

Julia Greaves and Edward Turtle

On 10 July 2023, the European Council voted to approve the Batteries Regulation text. This is the final legislative hurdle for the Batteries Regulation, which will now be translated, signed and published in the Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU) in the next few weeks. The regulation will enter into force 20 days after publication in the OJEU, with the clock beginning to run on a number of important transition periods from that date.

GCP Q&A Clarifies Sponsor Role in Trial-Related Tasks, Provides Other Updates

The European Medicines Agency (EMA) has updated its Q&A for good clinical practice (GCP). The update acknowledges that the sponsor may support the investigator by identifying or contracting service providers in the conduct of the clinical trial. This update reflects the leading role of sponsors in interaction with contracting service […]