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Mobile machines: how to achieve a single European system of rules for travelling on public roads - Industry presents joint proposals for upcoming Commission proposal

CECE/CEMA/EGMF/EUnited Municipal Equipment/FEM PRESS RELEASE, Brussels 13th June 2017

The European Commission has a unique chance to close a long-standing and costly gap in the EU’s Internal Market by creating a harmonised system of rules for mobile machines travelling on public roads. The major objective of the upcoming Commission proposal (expected for 2018) must be to create one single approval system for mobile machines – such as excavators, combine harvesters, tele-handlers, compact sweepers or ride-on lawnmowers – which will authorise them for road use across the entire EU without imposing further costly and cumbersome national technical requirements.

This is the core demand of the joint proposals presented today by the European producers of mobile machines ahead of a workshop to be held on 14 June in Brussels, during which the European Commission, Member States, industry and stakeholder organisations will discuss different options for harmonisation.

Please find the full press release (here) and the joint position paper (here).

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