Issue Papers

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In order to actively involve the community at an earlier stage, the Commission has decided to publish issue papers for appropriate investigations as the first step in the consultation process. The purpose of an issue paper is to announce an investigation, to elucidate the aim and extent of the investigation, to point to possible options available for solving existing problems and to initiate and stimulate debate on identified issues by way of including specific questions on relevant issues.