Internal Market and Consumer Protection

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...

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The European Parliament today voted to get rid of one of the major obstacles to the Single Market: unjustified geo-blocking when buying online....

Improving the emergency services for EU citizens

The EPP Group hosted a cross-party event in the European Parliament in Brussels at which MEPs met representatives from the emergency services from...

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As of today, roaming charges in the EU will disappear. Spanish MEP Pilar Del Castillo, who negotiated the historic agreement on behalf the European...



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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10.07.2012 - 09:00

Alternative and Online Dispute Resolution for EU consumers

A substantial proportion of European consumers encounter problems when buying goods and services in the internal market. In 2010, this was the case for approximately one in five European consumers....
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Press Release
22.05.2012 - 12:30

Economic Growth: the Internal Market is the answer.

"If we really want to achieve growth, let us truly deliver the Internal Market to citizens and businesses because it is the single most important European stimulus for growth", said Simon...
EU puzzle
21.05.2012 - 13:45

Internal Market Scoreboard

What is it? Every year, the European Commission publishes a list of EU Member States with the number of pending laws next to each of them. It's like at school. Bright kids top the list, the not...
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12.05.2012 - 13:15

EPP for Growth!

1. Enforcing the Single Market - Europe's power station for jobs! The Single Market acquis is strong - its implementation is unsatisfactory. To tap into this unused potential, the Commission has...
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Press Release
27.04.2012 - 13:15

Internal Market Scoreboard:

"The success of the EU's Internal Market hinges on the ability of EU countries to transpose EU rules into their national laws correctly and on time. But more importantly it depends on the...
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23.04.2012 - 11:45

Listening to citizens' concerns

Cumbersome social security procedures, problems receiving healthcare services abroad and barriers to getting qualifications recognized in another Member State are among the 20 main concerns of...



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