European co-operation for Accreditation (EA), published on its site the revised document EA-INF/05: Directory of European legislations and EU schemes with provisions to accreditation and/or conformity assessment. 

This publication has been established to support National Accreditation Bodies by providing a comprehensive directory of EU legislations and schemes in relation to accreditation and conformity assessment according to Regulation (EC) No 765/2008.

The aim of Regulation (EC) No 765/2008 is to ensure that products benefiting from the free movement of goods within the Community fulfill requirements providing a high level of protection of public interest such as health and safety in general, health and safety at the workplace, protection of consumers, protection of the environment and security while ensuring that the free movement of products is not restricted to any extent greater than that which is allowed under Community harmonization legislation or any other relevant Community rules.

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After three years of work by the ISO CASCO Working Group 44, ISO released the third edition of ISO 15189:2022 on December 6th, 2022.

The ILAC Resolution GA 26.08, also adopted by the European co-operation for Accreditation (EA Resolution 2022 (52) 16), specifies that the transition period for implementing the new version of the standard is three years from the date of its publication.

The news regarding the publication of the new standard edition and information about the transition period were posted on the Accreditation Body of Serbia's website on December 21, 2022. This is the first of several pieces of information that will be communicated to laboratories.

On February 28th, 2023, the Institute for Standardization published information that the Serbian standard SRPS EN ISO 15189:2023 is now in effect. The first page of the standard has been translated, with the remainder in English. This new standard replaces SRPS EN ISO 15189:2014 and SRPS EN ISO 22870:2017 starting from February 28th, 2023.

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As amendments in the peer-evaluation system of EA turn challenges into a success story, an interview was based on that with Maria Papatzikou, Chair of the EA MLA Council, and Daniela Ionescu, Secretary of the EA MLA Council and manager of the peer-evaluation (PE) system.

Accreditation developing in many new areas, digitalization booming in more and more sectors of daily operations, cybersecurity issues, Artificial Intelligence (AI) -related discussions, intensive development of internet-based processes, etc. These are a few of the major changes that organizations are faced with. EA and its members, the National Accreditation Bodies (NABs), are no exception. More specifically, changes in accreditation standards, but also changes in the processes in the NABs prompted EA to revisit its practices regarding peer evaluations.

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