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#SingleMarket – Commission welcomes agreement on its proposal to strengthen controls of products

#SingleMarket – Commission welcomes agreement on its proposal to strengthen controls of products

| February 11, 2019

The Commission welcomes the provisional agreement on the Regulation on Market Surveillance and Compliance reached by the European Parliament and Council.  This Regulation will strengthen controls by national authorities and customs officers to improve checks on products on the EU market and remove unsafe and illegal products. Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs Commissioner Elżbieta Bieńkowska said: “Whether it is […]

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#SingleMarket – Commission welcomes member states’ commitments to terminate all bilateral investment treaties within EU

#SingleMarket – Commission welcomes member states’ commitments to terminate all bilateral investment treaties within EU

| January 18, 2019

The Commission welcomes member states’ commitments on the legal consequences of the Achmea judgement and in particular their commitment to terminate all bilateral investment treaties (BITs) between themselves. As the Commission has consistently stated, and as outlined in its July 2018 Communication on the Protection of intra-EU investment, the dispute settlement mechanisms provided in these treaties as well […]

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#JunckerPlan at work: Bringing investment back on track in Europe

#JunckerPlan at work: Bringing investment back on track in Europe

| November 27, 2018

In a Communication, the Commission has revealed how the Investment Plan for Europe – the Juncker Plan – has helped bring investment back to a sustainable level in Europe, four years after its launch. The Investment Plan has exceeded its initial target and expectations and has now mobilized €360 billion worth of investments, two-thirds of […]

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#SingleMarket – Europe’s best asset in a changing world

#SingleMarket – Europe’s best asset in a changing world

| November 27, 2018

The European Commission has presented a fresh assessment of the situation in the Single Market and called on member states to renew their political commitment to the Single Market. Over the past 25 years, the Single Market has made Europe one of the most attractive places to live and to do business. Its four indivisible […]

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In spite of Trump, #Qatar investments highlight Germany’s resilience

In spite of Trump, #Qatar investments highlight Germany’s resilience

| September 10, 2018

When the head of a prominent German industry body opined last month that there was a “thunderstorm coming from the west”, he encapsulated the trepidation spreading across Europe over Donald Trump and the seemingly reckless bullishness of his international trade policy. This stance seemed particularly threatening for Germany and its automotive industry, which sells around […]

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#VentureEU: €2.1 billion to boost venture capital investment in Europe’s innovative start-ups

#VentureEU: €2.1 billion to boost venture capital investment in Europe’s innovative start-ups

| April 11, 2018

The European Commission and the European Investment Fund (EIF) have launched a Pan-European Venture Capital Funds-of-Funds programme (VentureEU) to boost investment in innovative start-up and scale-up companies across Europe. The announcement was made at a press conference with Commission Vice President Jyrki Katainen, Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs Commissioner Elżbieta Bieńkowska, Research, Science and Innovation […]

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Safe products in the #SingleMarket: Commission acts to reinforce trust

Safe products in the #SingleMarket: Commission acts to reinforce trust

| December 20, 2017 | 0 Comments

The Commission is tabling two legislative proposals to make it easier for companies, especially SMEs, to sell their products across Europe, and to strengthen controls by national authorities and customs officers to prevent unsafe products from being sold to European consumers. Jobs, Growth Investment and Competitiveness Vice-President Jyrki Katainen said: “The Single Market of 500 […]

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