Delay in publication of the proposal on the right to repair
Question for written answer E-003533/2022/rev.1
to the Commission
Sara Matthieu (Verts/ALE), Francisco Guerreiro (Verts/ALE), Malte Gallée (Verts/ALE), David Cormand (Verts/ALE), Anna Cavazzini (Verts/ALE), Alexandra Geese (Verts/ALE)
In the circular economy action plan of 2020, the Commission proposed introducing legislative and non-legislative measures to establish a new right to repair.
Its publication was scheduled for 2021, but it was postponed several times until a publication date of 30 November 2022 was announced earlier this year.
However, on 18 October 2022, press sources revealed that the right to repair proposal had once again been postponed, this time due to a negative assessment by the Regulatory Scrutiny Board (RSB).
It is unacceptable that this key proposal of the Green Deal and the circular economy action plan has been postponed multiple times. Therefore, we ask the Commission:
- 1.What were the main arguments of the RSB that led it to issue a negative opinion?
- 2.Is the Commission going to make this opinion as well as the meetings correspondence between the RSB and the external stakeholders public, and can it provide a list of impact assessments on which the RSB has issued negative opinions?
- 3.When does the Commission intend to publish an updated version of the proposal on the right to repair?