Accessibility for products and services: Council agrees its position

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  • 07/12/2017 14:51

Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumer Affairs Council (EPSCO)


EPSCO meeting
The President of the Council, Kaia Iva, Minister of Social Protection of Estonia (on the left) said that everybody in Europe should be able to lead their life to the full, and have an equal opportunity to realise their potential (photo: European Union)

The Council agreed its position (general approach) on a the accessibility directive. This legislation will make it much easier for persons with disabilities to access products and services.

On the basis of this mandate, the presidency is ready to start negotiations with the European Parliament. 

Read more on the website of the Council of the European Union.