Meeting with Commission about Annexe V

The Secretariat has met with the European Commission, alongside EFN, to discuss our desired changes to the Annexe. The Commission warmly welcomed the consensus document and shed some light on their next steps. At present the DG Growth unit in charge of the file has little resources and they indicated that they would not be able to start working on the Annexe before the end of 2017. At that time they will start a consultation of stakeholders and undertake a needs analysis (either themselves or through an external company). Following this research the European Commission will decide if there is a need to change the Annexe or not, and would make potential proposals.

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