European Parliament Members Draft Directive for Common Charger for Mobile Phones

A draft directive was proposed by MEPs to define consistent rules for introducing radio equipment – mobile phones, car-door openers and modems to the market. The goal of the new directive is to safeguard that these items do not interfere with each other while maintaining health and safety conditions.

The directive also proposed that a common charger be developed for all mobile phones sold in the European Union to reduce costs and waste and will be a critical requirement for radio equipment. MEPs have also supported requirements that would give authorities additional market surveillance devices to monitor radio equipment products that do not comply with the new rules.

Read more about the draft that has been informally agreed on by the Council of Ministers.