The Commission did not immediately respond to a request for comment about possible actions it could take. But according to a European directive that lays down a procedure for the provision of information in the field of technical standards, member must notify the Commission of draft technical rules so other states and the Commission can comment on them. This procedure could halt the adoption process for 18 months.
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