Internal Market and Consumer Protection

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Products sold under the same brand name must have the same composition throughout the EU - this is the key message from the EPP Group’s Ivan...

Fiber Optic cables

“The roll out of very fast fibre networks in the EU Member States is crucial for delivering better and faster internet and 5G mobile networks...

Smart TV

The European Parliament today took the first steps towards establishing the fifth freedom in the EU - the free flow of data. The free movement of non...

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...



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
25.09.2012 - 18:45

We need to breathe new life into the Single Market

The European Single Market is one of the most important accomplishments of the EU, however there are still some obstacles to be overcome. Therefore, the Committee on Internal Market and Consumer...
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Press Release
12.09.2012 - 11:45

EPP Group welcomes the withdrawal of Monti II

"The EPP Group welcomes the European Commission's decision to withdraw its proposal for a Council Regulation on the exercise of the right to take collective action within the context of the...
Press Release
11.09.2012 - 11:15

Standardisation: improving citizens' lives.

In order to charge the battery of your mobile phone in another country you need a compatible electricity socket. Or a train that wants to go beyond its country borders needs to run on adequate rails...
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Press Release
10.07.2012 - 14:30

Cheaper and faster way to resolve consumer disputes.

The Committee on Internal Market and Consumer Protection voted this morning on Reports concerning the Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) and the Online Dispute Resolution (ODR). ODR is an...
Woman checking food labelling
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...



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