The completion and consolidation of the single European market will certainly be a priority for the Commission during the next period. This task is also one of the priorities identified by the Council at its meeting in June 2014. The European Accessibility Act offers great potential in this respect. It will also increase the competitiveness of European enterprises in, for example, the Asian and North American markets, which are increasingly demanding in terms of accessibility requirements, as well as promoting consumption by people with disabilities.
Although the new Act has already been prepared, its presentation, originally scheduled for 2012, has again been delayed by the Commission. I therefore wish to ask:
What is the Commission’s current timetable for presentation of the European Accessibility Act?
Does the Commission not consider it essential to present this Act, which 80 million Europeans with disabilities are awaiting, as soon as possible?