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EU late payment campaign
Every year across Europe thousands of Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) go bankrupt waiting for their invoices to be paid. Yet late payment of bills is often ...
New industrial revolution communication
Europe needs to reverse the declining role of industry for the 21st century with the aim to deliver sustainable growth, create high-value job and solve ...
Services package - June 2012
On 8 June 2012, the European Commission adopted the "services package", which sets out actions that the Commission is proposing to stimulate growth in the ...
MEPs suggest amendments to the Directive on falsified medicines
The European Parliament's Internal Market Committee published yesterday an Opinion suggesting improvements to the Directive on medicinal products, as regards ...
The European Commission has adopted a Green Paper on corporate governance in Europe which launches a public consultation on possible ways forward to improve ...
ESBA welcomes Cross-border Parcel Delivery Agreement
Today, on the 13 of March, the European Parliament Plenary ratified the agreement on the Cross-Border Parcel Delivery directive, reached in trilogue by the ...
New EU rules to ban single-use plastics
The European Commission proposed on 28 May new EU-wide rules to target the 10 single-use plastic products most often found on Europe's beaches and seas, as ...
Plastics: retailers and wholesalers support action, but still concerned at broadened producer responsibility
Today's agreement in the Council on the directive on the reduction of the impact of certain plastics products on the environment sends a clear signal on the ...
The European Commission has presented a proposal for a European Foundation Statute in order to facilitate the cross-border activities of public benefit purpose ...
Brussels issues protectionism warning on EU Single Market
Presenting a review of the Single Market Thursday, the EU Commission told Member States that greater efforts and political courage were needed to close the gap ...
Commission plan to make standardisation in the Single Market more efficient
The European Commission on 22 November presented an action plan to enhance efficiency, transparency and legal certainty in the development of harmonised ...
EC acts against 12 Member States on implementation of EU rules
The European Commission has taken action against a total of 12 Member States on implementing EU Internal Market rules in the areas of acquisitions in the ...
Brussels adopts guidelines for disclosure of non-financial information
Guidelines on disclosure of environmental and social information were adopted Monday by the Commission to help firms disclose non-financial information in a ...
Improving the Single Market for SMEs
SMEs in Europe enjoy the freedoms of the Single Market and recognise its added value for the European Union, an added value that goes beyond boosting the ...
Modernisation of the European Trade Mark System
The European Commission has presented a package of initiatives to make trade mark registration systems all over the European Union cheaper, quicker, more ...
Online markeplaces sign EU pledge on product safety
Four major online marketplaces, Alibaba (for AliExpress), Amazon, eBay and Rakuten - France signed a commitment Monday for faster removal of dangerous products ...
Corporate governance package
The European Commission has today adopted measures to improve the corporate governance of around 10 000 companies listed on Europe’s stock exchanges. This ...
Single-Member Companies Directive
Today, SMEs face too many obstacles that hamper their economic activities within the Single Market. From the perspective of company law, they often find it ...
The Machinery Directive
CE Marking legislation which covers safety requirements for machinery sold within the Single Market
Entrepreneurship Action Plan
The Entrepreneurship Action Plan is a blueprint for decisive action to unleash Europe's entrepreneurial potential, to remove existing obstacles and to ...
Brussels bids to revive Europe's city centres
The EU Commission published a set of best practices for the retail sector Thursday in a bid to revive city centres and increase innovation and competitiveness ...
Towards a Single Market in Creative Content Online
Online content knows no bounds and is on the increase. Reaching almost 500 million consumers, content services could significantly enhance the competitiveness ...
From 18 April 2016, new rules have changed the way EU countries and public authorities spend a large part of the €1.9 trillion paid for public procurement ...
Public procurement initiative
To strengthen the Single Market and as part of the continuous effort to stimulate investment in the EU, the European Commission has put forward an initiative ...
12 actions for the Single Market in 2012: Together for new growth
In order to tackle the challenges that the completion of the Single Market faces, the European Commission has put 50 proposals up for debate. These were set ...
EU rules on product safety are defined in the general product safety directive. Under the directive a product is safe if it meets all statutory safety ...
Report on single market integration and competitiveness in the EU and its member states - 2015
The economic performance of the EU has improved in 2014 relative to the two previous years. While growth rates remain low and it will take time to reduce ...
Roadmap to a deeper and fairer Single Market
The European Commission presented on 28 October a roadmap to unleash the full potential of the Single Market and make it the launchpad for Europe to thrive in ...
EU plans for cutting red tape, with less but better regulation
As the United Kingdom begins to gear up for its referendum on EU membership following the Conservative win in the general election, the European Commission ...
Free Movement of Goods in the EU
The principle of free movement of goods is one of the cornerstones of the European Union's internal market. This principle implies that national barriers to ...
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