Internal Market and Consumer Protection

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The Regulation on the free flow of data will de facto create the fifth freedom on the internal market, next to the freedom of movement of people,...

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“You can move it, move it!” Every day we enjoy the benefits of the EU Single Market without always recognising it, it has become so...

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Members of the European Parliament want to put an end to the illicit trafficking of cultural goods from outside the Union. The proposed measures to...

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Products sold under the same brand name must have the same composition throughout the EU - this is the key message delivered by EPP Group MEP Ivan...

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The Committee on Internal Market and Consumer Protection is responsible for coordination at Community level of national legislation in the sphere of the internal market and for the customs union, in particular the free movement of goods including the harmonisation of technical standards, the right of establishment and the freedom to provide services except in the financial and postal sectors. It also adopts measures aimed at the identification and removal of potential obstacles to the functioning of the internal market. Finally, it deals with the promotion and protection of the economic interests of consumers in the context of the internal market.

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Press Release
11.04.2018 - 13:58

New deal for consumers: class action lawsuits raise doubts

"Class actions do not necessarily increase consumer protection. Only if they are done in the right way will individual consumers effectively get redress“, said Andreas Schwab MEP, EPP...
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Press Release
21.03.2018 - 15:09

Services e-card: EPP Group calls for holistic approach

Simplifying the provision of services for SMEs in the Single Market is one of the most important priorities of the EPP Group. However, the Commission proposal establishing a European Services e-card...
Avoid overregulation of AI, but ensure adequate protection
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28.02.2018 - 12:30

Avoid overregulation of AI, but ensure adequate protection

Europeans should be careful about over-regulating the growing use of artificial intelligence. AI can benefit medicine and other fields, but it can also be dangerous in generating fake news, says the...
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Press Release
22.02.2018 - 10:10

Shop like at home

Whether buying online or offline from another EU Member State, European consumers will in the future be entitled to a harmonised level oF protection in case of faulty goods. This is the main...
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Press Release
06.02.2018 - 12:12

End to unjustified blocking of online cross-border sales

The European Parliament today voted to get rid of one of the major obstacles to the Single Market: unjustified geo-blocking when buying online. The new rules forbid discrimination on the grounds...
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02.02.2018 - 11:45

Geo-blocking: end to geographic discrimination

Ever been faced with a “not available in your country” message when you want to buy something online? Stopping unjustified blocking of online cross-border sales One of the greatest...

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