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Final Impact Assessment (IA) reports 2014 - Impact Assessment


The impact assessment reports and the opinions of the Impact Assessment Board (IAB) are published after the Commission has adopted the corresponding proposal.

Note that the IAB opinions concern draft impact assessment reports which may differ from the ones adopted.

2014 impact assessment (IA) reports / IAB opinions

Agriculture and Rural Development
Adoption dateCommission proposalProposal referenceIA report + summaryIAB Opinion
2014/06/25Commission Regulation declaring certain categories of aid in the agriculture and forestry sector and in rural areas compatible with the internal market in application of Articles 107 and 108 TFEU and repealing Commission Regulation (EC) No 1857/2006.C(2014)4104pdf(537 kB) Choose translations of the previous link SWD(2014)196pdf(388 kB) Choose translations of the previous link  +
SWD(2014)197pdf(84 kB) Choose translations of the previous link 
SEC(2014)381pdf(231 kB) Choose translations of the previous link 
IAB Opinion 1st IApdf(235 kB)
2014/03/24Proposal for a Regulation on organic production and labelling of organic products, amending Regulation (EU) No XXX/XXX of the European Parliament and of the Council [Official controls Regulation] and repealing Council Regulation (EC) No 834/2007COM(2014)180SWD(2014)65 +
SWD(2014)66pdf(141 kB) Choose translations of the previous link 
SEC(2014)198pdf(3 MB) Choose translations of the previous link 
IAB Opinion 1st IApdf(248 kB)
2014/01/30Proposal for a Regulation amending Regulation (EU) No 1308/2013 and Regulation (EU) No 1306/2013 as regards the aid scheme for the supply of fruit and vegetables, bananas and milk in the educational establishmentsCOM(2014)32SWD(2014)28 +
SWD(2014)29pdf(75 kB) Choose translations of the previous link 
SEC(2014)78pdf(223 kB) Choose translations of the previous link 
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Climate Action
Adoption dateCommission proposalProposal referenceIA report + summaryIAB Opinion
2014/05/21Communication - Strategy for reducing Heavy-Duty Vehicles' fuel consumption and CO2 emissionsCOM(2014)285SWD(2014)160pdf(2 MB) Choose translations of the previous link  +
SWD(2014)159
SEC(2014)314pdf(260 kB) Choose translations of the previous link 
IAB Opinion 1st IApdf(477 kB)
2014/02/25Commission Regulation amending Regulation (EU) No 1031/2010 in particular to determine the volumes of greenhouse gas emission allowances to be auctioned in 2013-2020C(2014)1143pdf(174 kB) Choose translations of the previous link SWD(2014)50pdf(306 kB) Choose translations of the previous link  +
SWD(2014)51pdf(73 kB) Choose translations of the previous link 
SEC(2014)166pdf(297 kB) Choose translations of the previous link 
2014/01/22Communication: A policy framework for climate and energy in the period from 2020 to 2030COM(2014)15pdf(174 kB) Choose translations of the previous link SWD(2014)15pdf(2 MB) Choose translations of the previous link  +
SWD(2014)16pdf(114 kB) Choose translations of the previous link 
SEC(2014)136pdf(231 kB) Choose translations of the previous link 
IAB Opinion 1st IApdf(277 kB)
2014/01/22Proposal for a Decision concerning the establishment and operation of a market stability reserve for the Union greenhouse gas emission trading scheme and amending Directive 2003/87/ECCOM(2014)20SWD(2014)17 +
SWD(2014)18
SEC(2014)58pdf(249 kB) Choose translations of the previous link 
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Communications Networks, Content and Technology
Adoption dateCommission proposalProposal referenceIA report + summaryIAB Opinion
2014/09/01Commission implementing Decision on harmonised technical conditions of radio spectrum use by wireless audio programme making and special events equipment in the UnionC(2014)6011pdf(64 kB) Choose translations of the previous link 
Annex 1pdf(50 kB) Choose translations of the previous link 
SWD(2014)268pdf(813 kB) Choose translations of the previous link  +
SWD(2014)267pdf(104 kB) Choose translations of the previous link 
SEC(2014)458pdf(167 kB) Choose translations of the previous link 
IAB Opinion 1st IApdf(196 kB)
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Competition
Adoption dateCommission proposalProposal referenceIA report + summaryIAB Opinion
2014/07/09White Paper: 'Towards more effective EU merger control'COM(2014)449pdf(185 kB) Choose translations of the previous link SWD(2014)217pdf(416 kB) Choose translations of the previous link  +
SWD(2014)218pdf(93 kB) Choose translations of the previous link 
SEC(2014)399pdf(180 kB) Choose translations of the previous link 
2014/07/09Guidelines on State aid for rescuing and restructuring non-financial undertakings in difficultyC(2014)4606pdf(655 kB) Choose translations of the previous link 
Annex 1pdf(274 kB) Choose translations of the previous link 
Annex 2pdf(251 kB) Choose translations of the previous link 
SWD(2014)228pdf(2 MB) Choose translations of the previous link  +
SWD(2014)229pdf(543 kB) Choose translations of the previous link 
SEC(2014)415pdf(205 kB) Choose translations of the previous link 
2014/06/23Guidelines on State Aid for Environmental Protection and Energy 2014-20C(2014)2322pdf(2 MB) Choose translations of the previous link 
Annexes 1-4pdf(647 kB) Choose translations of the previous link 
SWD(2014)139pdf(3 MB) Choose translations of the previous link  +
SWD(2014)140pdf(611 kB) Choose translations of the previous link 
SEC(2014)247pdf(314 kB) Choose translations of the previous link 
2014/05/21Notice from the Commission on the framework for state aid for research and development and innovationC(2014)3282pdf(472 kB) Choose translations of the previous link 
Annexes 1-2pdf(168 kB) Choose translations of the previous link 
SWD(2014)163pdf(2 MB) Choose translations of the previous link  +
SWD(2014)164pdf(304 kB) Choose translations of the previous link 
SEC(2014)315pdf(217 kB) Choose translations of the previous link 
2014/03/21Commission Regulation on the application of Article 101(3) of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union to categories of technology transfer agreementsC(2014)1817pdf(282 kB) Choose translations of the previous link SWD(2014)110pdf(2 MB) Choose translations of the previous link  +
SWD(2014)111pdf(321 kB) Choose translations of the previous link 
SEC(2014)219pdf(190 kB) Choose translations of the previous link 
2014/02/20Communication from the Commission - Guidelines on State aid to airports and airlinesC(2014)963pdf(453 kB) Choose translations of the previous link SWD(2014)42pdf(2 MB) Choose translations of the previous link  +
SWD(2014)43pdf(237 kB) Choose translations of the previous link 
SEC(2014)153pdf(167 kB) Choose translations of the previous link 
IAB Opinion 1st IApdf(262 kB)
2014/01/15Communication: Guidelines on State aid to promote risk finance investmentsC(2014)34pdf(390 kB) Choose translations of the previous link SWD(2014)6pdf(2 MB) Choose translations of the previous link  +
SWD(2014)7pdf(360 kB) Choose translations of the previous link 
SEC(2014)44pdf(236 kB) Choose translations of the previous link 
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Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion
Adoption dateCommission proposalProposal referenceIA report + summaryIAB Opinion
2014/07/07Proposal for a Directive implementing the European Agreement concluded by the European Barge Union (EBU), the European Skippers Organisation (ESO) and the European Transport Workers' Federation (ETF) concerning certain aspects of the organisation of working time in inland waterway transportCOM(2014)452pdf(104 kB) Choose translations of the previous link 
Annex 1pdf(67 kB) Choose translations of the previous link 
SWD(2014)226pdf(460 kB) Choose translations of the previous link  +
SWD(2014)227pdf(109 kB) Choose translations of the previous link 
SEC(2014)413pdf(281 kB) Choose translations of the previous link 
2014/04/09Proposal for a Decision of the European Parliament and of the Council on establishing a European Platform to enhance cooperation in the prevention and deterrence of undeclared workCOM(2014)221pdf(177 kB) Choose translations of the previous link SWD(2014)137 +
SWD(2014)138
SEC(2014)246pdf(199 kB) Choose translations of the previous link 
2014/01/17Proposal for a Regulation on a European network of Employment Services, workers' access to mobility services and the further integration of labour marketsCOM(2014)6SWD(2014)9 +
SWD(2014)10
SEC(2014)46pdf(243 kB) Choose translations of the previous link 
IAB Opinion 1st IApdf(249 kB)
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Energy
Adoption dateCommission proposalProposal referenceIA report + summaryIAB Opinion
2014/07/23Communication - Energy efficiency and its contribution to energy security and the 2030 Framework for climate and energy policyCOM(2014)520pdf(181 kB) Choose translations of the previous link 
Annex 1-3pdf(66 kB) Choose translations of the previous link 
SWD(2014)255pdf(5 MB) Choose translations of the previous link  +
SWD(2014)256pdf(171 kB) Choose translations of the previous link 
IAB Final opinionpdf(43 kB)
2014/03/26Commission Regulation establishing a Network Code on Gas Balancing of Transmission NetworksC(2014)1825pdf(427 kB) Choose translations of the previous link SWD(2014)114pdf(5 MB) Choose translations of the previous link  +
SWD(2014)113pdf(150 kB) Choose translations of the previous link 
SEC(2014)223pdf(212 kB) Choose translations of the previous link 
2014/03/05Commission Delegated Regulation amending Commission Delegated Regulations (EU) No 1059/2010, 1060/2010, 1061/2010, 1062/2010, 626/2011, 392/2012, 874/2012, 665/2013, 811/2013 and 812/2013 with regard to labelling of energy-related products on the InternetC(2014)1371pdf(82 kB) Choose translations of the previous link SWD(2014)57pdf(2 MB) Choose translations of the previous link  +
SWD(2014)56pdf(61 kB) Choose translations of the previous link 
SEC(2014)183pdf(250 kB) Choose translations of the previous link 
2014/01/14Commission Regulation implementing Directive 2009/125/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council with regard to ecodesign requirements for domestic ovens, hobs and range hoodsC(2014)25pdf(378 kB) Choose translations of the previous link SWD(2014)4pdf(2 MB) Choose translations of the previous link  +
SWD(2014)3pdf(389 kB) Choose translations of the previous link 
SEC(2014)43pdf(273 kB) Choose translations of the previous link 
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Environment
Adoption dateCommission proposalProposal referenceIA report + summaryIAB Opinion
2014/07/02Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Directives 2008/98/EC on waste, 94/62/EC on packaging and packaging waste, 1999/31/EC on the landfill of waste, 2000/53/EC on end-of-life vehicles, 2006/66/EC on batteries and accumulators and waste batteries and accumulators, and 2012/19/EU on waste electrical and electronic equipmentCOM(2014)397pdf(140 kB) Choose translations of the previous link 
Annexpdf(92 kB) Choose translations of the previous link 
SWD(2014)207pdf(11 MB) Choose translations of the previous link  +
SWD(2014)208pdf(90 kB) Choose translations of the previous link 
SEC(2014)397pdf(228 kB) Choose translations of the previous link 
IAB Opinion 1st IApdf(231 kB)
2014/01/22Communication: Exploration and production of hydrocarbons (such as shale gas) using high volume hydraulic fracturing in the EUCOM(2014)23SWD(2014)21pdf(4 MB) Choose translations of the previous link  +
SWD(2014)22
SEC(2014)60pdf(276 kB) Choose translations of the previous link 
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Health and Consumer Policy
Adoption dateCommission proposalProposal referenceIA report + summaryIAB Opinion
2014/02/06Commission Implementing Decision 2014/62/EU repealing Decision 2003/766/EC on emergency measures to prevent the spread within the Community of Diabrotica virgifera Le ConteC(2014)467pdf(48 kB) Choose translations of the previous link IA reportpdf(4 MB) +
Executive Summarypdf(316 kB)
IAB Final opinionpdf(322 kB)
2014/02/06Commission Implementing Directive 2014/19/EU amending Annex I to Council Directive 2000/29/EC on protective measures against the introduction into the Community of organisms harmful to plants or plant products and against their spread within the CommunityC(2014)468pdf(157 kB) Choose translations of the previous link IA reportpdf(4 MB) +
Executive Summarypdf(316 kB)
IAB Final opinionpdf(322 kB)
2014/02/06Commission Recommendation 2014/53/EU on measures to control Diabrotica virgifera virgifera Le Conte in Union areas where its presence is confirmedC(2014)471pdf(114 kB) Choose translations of the previous link IA reportpdf(4 MB) +
Executive Summarypdf(316 kB)
IAB Final opinionpdf(322 kB)
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Home Affairs
Adoption dateCommission proposalProposal referenceIA report + summaryIAB Opinion
2014/04/01Proposal for a Regulation on the Union Code on Visas (Visa Code)COM(2014)164SWD(2014)68 +
SWD(2014)67
SEC(2014)207pdf(212 kB) Choose translations of the previous link 
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Industry and Entrepreneurship
Adoption dateCommission proposalProposal referenceIA report + summaryIAB Opinion
2014/07/07Commission Regulation implementing Directive 2009/125/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council with regard to ecodesign requirements for ventilation unitsC(2014)4517pdf(62 kB) Choose translations of the previous link 
Annex 1-9pdf(309 kB) Choose translations of the previous link 
SWD(2014)222pdf(2 MB) Choose translations of the previous link  +
SWD(2014)223pdf(80 kB) Choose translations of the previous link 
SEC(2014)410pdf(53 kB) Choose translations of the previous link 
2014/06/17Proposal for a Directive on the dissemination of Earth observation satellite data for commercial purposesCOM(2014)344pdf(228 kB) Choose translations of the previous link 
Annexpdf(42 kB) Choose translations of the previous link 
SWD(2014)185pdf(3 MB) Choose translations of the previous link  +
SWD(2014)184pdf(66 kB) Choose translations of the previous link 
SEC(2014)355pdf(165 kB) Choose translations of the previous link 
IAB Opinion 1st IApdf(228 kB)
2014/05/21Commission Regulation on implementing Directive 2009/125/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council with regard to small, medium and large power transformersC(2014)3272pdf(197 kB) Choose translations of the previous link 
Annexes 1-4pdf(241 kB) Choose translations of the previous link 
SWD(2014)162pdf(2 MB) Choose translations of the previous link  +
SWD(2014)161pdf(127 kB) Choose translations of the previous link 
IAB Final opinionpdf(251 kB) Choose translations of the previous link 
2014/05/12Proposal for a Regulation on appliances burning gaseous fuelsCOM(2014)258SWD(2014)151 +
SWD(2014)150
SEC(2014)297pdf(269 kB) Choose translations of the previous link 
2014/03/27Proposal for a Regulation on cableway installationsCOM(2014)187SWD(2014)116 +
SWD(2014)117
IAB Final opinionpdf(142 kB)
2014/03/27Proposal for a Regulation on personal protective equipmentCOM(2014)186SWD(2014)118 +
SWD(2014)119
IAB Final opinionpdf(256 kB)
2014/01/31Proposal for a Regulation amending Regulations (EC) No 715/2007 and (EC) No 595/2009 as regards the reduction of pollutant emissions from road vehiclesCOM(2014)28pdf(65 kB) Choose translations of the previous link SWD(2014)33 +
SWD(2014)32
SEC(2014)80pdf(168 kB) Choose translations of the previous link 
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Internal Market and Services
Adoption dateCommission proposalProposal referenceIA report + summaryIAB Opinion
2014/07/14Commission Recommendation on principles for the protection of consumers and players of online gambling services and for the prevention of minors from gambling onlineC(2014)4630pdf(397 kB) Choose translations of the previous link SWD(2014)232pdf(3 MB) Choose translations of the previous link  +
SWD(2014)233pdf(472 kB) Choose translations of the previous link 
SEC(2014)417pdf(223 kB) Choose translations of the previous link 
2014/04/09Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on single member private limited liability companiesCOM(2014)212pdf(122 kB) Choose translations of the previous link 
Annex 1pdf
Annex 2pdf
SWD(2014)124 +
SWD(2014)123
SEC(2014)236pdf(203 kB) Choose translations of the previous link 
2014/04/09Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on amending Directive 2007/36/EC as regards the encouragement of long-term shareholder engagement and Directive 2013/34/EU as regards certain elements of the corporate governance statementCOM(2014)213pdf(136 kB) Choose translations of the previous link SWD(2014)127 +
SWD(2014)126
SEC(2014)237pdf(209 kB) Choose translations of the previous link 
IAB Opinion 1st IApdf(310 kB)
2014/04/09Commission Recommendation on the quality of corporate governance reporting ('comply or explain')C(2014)2165pdf(183 kB) Choose translations of the previous link SWD(2014)127 +
SWD(2014)126
SEC(2014)237pdf(209 kB) Choose translations of the previous link 
IAB Opinion 1st IApdf(310 kB)
2014/03/27Proposal for a Directive of the European Parliament and of the Council on the activities and supervision of institutions for occupational retirement provision (recast)COM(2014)167SWD(2014)103 +
SWD(2014)102pdf(153 kB) Choose translations of the previous link 
SEC(2014)208pdf(258 kB) Choose translations of the previous link 
IAB Opinion 1st IApdf(215 kB)
2014/01/29Proposal for a Regulation on reporting and transparency of securities financing transactionsCOM(2014)40SWD(2014)30 +
SWD(2014)31
SEC(2014)79pdf(116 kB) Choose translations of the previous link 
IAB Opinion 1st IApdf(208 kB)
2014/01/29Proposal for a Regulation on structural measures improving the resilience of EU credit institutionsCOM(2014)43SWD(2014)30 +
SWD(2014)31
SEC(2014)79pdf(116 kB) Choose translations of the previous link 
IAB Opinion 1st IApdf(208 kB)
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Justice, Fundamental Rights and Citizenship
Adoption dateCommission proposalProposal referenceIA report + summaryIAB Opinion
2014/03/12Commission Recommendation on a new approach to business failure and insolvencyC(2014)1500pdf(70 kB) Choose translations of the previous link SWD(2014)61pdf(564 kB) Choose translations of the previous link  +
SWD(2014)62pdf(102 kB) Choose translations of the previous link 
SEC(2014)194pdf(162 kB) Choose translations of the previous link 
IAB Opinion 1st IApdf(337 kB)
2014/03/07Commission Recommendation on strengthening the principle of equal pay between men and women through transparencyC(2014)1405pdf(69 kB) Choose translations of the previous link SWD(2014)59pdf(354 kB) Choose translations of the previous link  +
SWD(2014)58pdf(68 kB) Choose translations of the previous link 
SEC(2014)186pdf(181 kB) Choose translations of the previous link 
IAB Opinion 1st IApdf(273 kB)
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Maritime affairs and fisheries
Adoption dateCommission proposalProposal referenceIA report + summaryIAB Opinion
2014/07/08Communication - Better situational awareness by enhanced cooperation across maritime surveillance authorities: next steps within the Common Information Sharing Environment for the EU maritime domainCOM(2014)451pdf(88 kB) Choose translations of the previous link SWD(2014)225pdf(2 MB) Choose translations of the previous link  +
SWD(2014)224pdf(77 kB) Choose translations of the previous link 
SEC(2014)412pdf(229 kB) Choose translations of the previous link 
2014/06/27Commission Regulation on the application of Articles 107 and 108 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union to de minimis aid in the fishery and aquaculture sectorC(2014)4231pdf(428 kB) Choose translations of the previous link 
Annexpdf(228 kB) Choose translations of the previous link 
SWD(2014)203pdf(386 kB) Choose translations of the previous link  +
SWD(2014)202pdf(138 kB) Choose translations of the previous link 
SEC(2014)385pdf(214 kB) Choose translations of the previous link 
2014/05/14Proposal for a Regulation laying down a prohibition on driftnet fisheries, amending Council Regulations (EC) No 850/98, (EC) No 812/2004,(EC) No 2187/2005 and (EC) No 1967/2006 and repealing Council Regulation (EC) No 894/97COM(2014)265SWD(2014)153 +
SWD(2014)154pdf(97 kB) Choose translations of the previous link 
SEC(2014)304pdf(213 kB) Choose translations of the previous link 
2014/01/20Communication: Blue Energy Action needed to deliver on the potential of ocean energy in European seas and oceans by 2020 and beyondCOM(2014)8SWD(2014)13 +
SWD(2014)12
SEC(2014)47pdf(208 kB) Choose translations of the previous link 
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Mobility and Transport
Adoption dateCommission proposalProposal referenceIA report + summaryIAB Opinion
2014/01/29Commission Regulation amending Regulation (EU) No 965/2012 laying down technical requirements and administrative procedures related to air operations pursuant to Regulation (EC) No 216/2008 of the European Parliament and of the CouncilC(2014)331pdf(75 kB) Choose translations of the previous link SWD(2014)24pdf(376 kB) Choose translations of the previous link  +
SWD(2014)25pdf(104 kB) Choose translations of the previous link 
SEC(2014)72pdf(338 kB) Choose translations of the previous link 
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Trade
Adoption dateCommission proposalProposal referenceIA report + summaryIAB Opinion
2014/03/06Proposal for a Regulation setting up a Union system for supply chain due diligence self-certification of responsible importers of tin, tantalum and tungsten, their ores, and gold originating in conflict-affected and high-risk areasCOM(2014)111SWD(2014)53 +
SWD(2014)52
SEC(2014)178pdf(293 kB) Choose translations of the previous link 
IAB Opinion 1st IApdf(331 kB)
2014/02/17Recommendation for a Council Decision authorising the Commission to open negotiations on an agreement between the European Union and Myanmar/Burma on investment protection COM(2014)84
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SWD(2014)41pdf(2 MB) Choose translations of the previous link  +
SWD(2014)40pdf(314 kB) Choose translations of the previous link 
SEC(2014)151pdf(168 kB) Choose translations of the previous link 
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