Internal Market and Consumer Protection

Woman checking food labelling

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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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...

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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...

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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 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
14.03.2017 - 12:29

Firearms Directive: EPP Group supports agreement

"We have strengthened security in Europe without restricting the freedom of law-abiding citizens in their spare time", said Anna Maria Corazza Bildt MEP today, EPP Group negotiator on the...
Polish plumber
News
10.02.2017 - 11:30

Single Market: Europe’s problem with services

Imagine there is an architect in Slovenia who would like to work on a house located in Spain. However, Spain does not recognise the professional qualifications of architects in Slovenia. An architect...
Mechanic repairman inspecting car
Press Release
09.02.2017 - 11:19

EU's answer to Dieselgate

The EPP Group in the European Parliament has called for major changes to the so-called EU type-approval framework. "The well-documented scandals prove that the current system doesn’t work...
Online shopping with digital tablet
News
29.11.2016 - 11:05

Cross-border online and offline sales: the new frontier

How often do you shop online from another country? How come so few traders sell their goods abroad? Cross-border sales, whether online or offline, are doing very poorly and the main cause for this is...
Businesswoman touching virtual screen
News
22.11.2016 - 17:04

SMEs and start-ups: traditional Single Market must advance into the digital age

Does Europe need start-ups? Smaller businesses? Do they need Europe? At what cost? Companies with fewer than 250 employees make up over 99% of all enterprises in all EU countries and in Norway....
Wireless Networking and Security
Press Release
14.06.2016 - 09:47

European firewall against cyberwar

"Cyber attacks are like a forest fire. They spread quickly. We have to mobilise all available fire brigades to assure everyone is safe", said Andreas Schwab MEP, EPP Group Spokesman in the...

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