A meeting of National GPP expert group- i.e. informal working group of DG ENV of the European Commission - took place on 7 June. Among other issues the new GPP procedure for process and criteria development was discussed. The overall objective of the new procedure is to create greater synergy among different instruments (GPP, Ecodesign, EU Ecolabel).
The procedure proposed by the EC is to be very similar and parallel to the Ecolabel criteria development.
To read more about the debate: http://ec.europa.eu/environment/gpp/pdf/criteria_process.pdf