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24-04-2015 - 11:53
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 The next Committee Meetings will be held on Wednesday 6 May (09.00 - 12.30 and 14.00 - 17.30) and Thursday 7 May (09.00 - 12.30) in József Antall (4Q1) 

Highlights

Exchange of views with Commissioners on the Commission work programme and Digital Single Market strategy

30-04-2015 - 16:45
Presentation of the progress of the Commission Work programme by Commissioners Katainen, Bienkowska and Oettinger

On 6 May, IMCO will hold an exchange of views with J. Katainen, Vice-President for Jobs, Growth, Investment and Competitiveness, and with E. Bieńkowska, Commissioner responsible for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs. The purpose of the exchange of views is to discuss the progress of the Commission work programme and the upcoming initiatives. On 7 May, Commissioner for Digital Economy & Society G. Oettinger, will present the Commission strategy on Digital Single Market

Public Hearing: EEA-Switzerland

30-04-2015 - 16:45
EEA-Switzerland: obstacles with regard to the full implementation of the internal market

IMCO Committee will hold a public hearing with experts on obstacles with regard to the full implementation of the internal market in the context of EEA-Switzerland. The debates, which will also focus on the transposition of the internal market acquis in the EEA EFTA States and Switzerland, will feed into a non-legislative report that is being prepared by the Committee. The hearing will be held in Brussels on 07 May at 11.00

Vote in Plenary: Deployment of the eCall in-vehicle systems

29-04-2015 - 16:51
Deployment of the eCall in-vehicle systems

The legislative report on Deployment of the eCall in-vehicle system was voted on 28 April in Plenary. To help mitigate the consequences of serious road accidents, the EU has committed to putting in place an emergency call system. The eCall will dial 112 - the Europe's single emergency number and communicate the vehicle's location to emergency services, even if the driver is unconscious or unable to make a phone call. It could save up to 2500 lives a year. 

Study: EU Mapping: Overview of Internal Market and Consumer Protection Related Legislation

28-04-2015 - 11:04
Study on EU Mapping: Overview of Internal Market and Consumer Protection Related Legislation

This study, prepared by the Policy Department A (Economic and Scientific Policy) and the IMCO Secretariat provides a graphic overview on core legislation in the area of the Internal Market and Consumer Protection. The presentation essentially covers the areas within the responsibility of the IMCO Committee, hence it starts with core IMCO areas but also displays neighbouring areas of other Committees' competences which are closely connected to and impacting on IMCO's work.

Votes on Personal protective equipment and appliances burning gaseous fuels

22-04-2015 - 17:08
Votes in IMCO Committee

On Appliances burning gaseous fuels, both the draft report and the mandate to enter to first reading negotiations were adopted by the committee on 23 April. Members voted on 229 amendments and 4 compromise amendments. On Personal Protective Equipment, Members adopted the draft report and the mandate to enter into first reading negotiations on Personal Protective Equipment. A total of 238 amendments were voted on and 7 compromise amendments.

The Rapporteurs will prepare the negotiations on issues that are specific to Gas Appliances and Personal Protective Equipment while additional joint trialogues will be set for issues that are common to the dossiers on Cableway Installations, Personal Protective Equipment and Gas Appliances..

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Gas ovens need EU safety rules, but oven gloves do not, say MEPs

IMCO 23-04-2015 - 13:36

Carbon monoxide can kill, so gas ovens should be professionally installed and maintained. But oven gloves need not be subject to EU safety rules unless they are labelled “protective”, said Internal Market Committee MEPs voting on draft EU rules on Thursday. (Read more)

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The IMCO Committee is responsible for legislative oversight and scrutiny for EU rules on the free movement of goods and services, free movement of professionals, customs policy, standardisation and the economic interests of consumers.  The committee members work to reduce barriers to economic trade and simplify legislation to enhance competitiveness across the Single Market (SM), while taking care for consumer interests in a wide range of sectors.

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