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From directive to regulation

The Machinery Regulation will replace the Machinery Directive published in 2006 (Directive 2006/42/EC). The Machinery Directive is based on the principles of the “New Approach” of 1985, which means that the law establishes binding basic requirements for products, and standards specify technical details that are necessary to fulfill the requirements. European directives must be implemented nationally, which leads to divergences in the member states across the EU.