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23-02-2016 - Single Market Strategy

IMCO 14-03-2016 - 14:53

This public hearing informed IMCO's work on the report of Ms Comi on the same subject which is drafted in response to the Commission's Upgrading the Single Market Strategy. Discussions which will be devoted to "creating more opportunities for consumers, professionals and businesses, and boosting enforcement" and to “encouraging and enabling the modernisation and innovation that Europe needs”.



Location : Altiero Spinelli, room 3G3

    Draft programme
    Powerpoint presentation - P. Coebergh van den Braak (BusinessEurope)
    Powerpoint presentation - S. Schaefer (Factory)
    Powerpoint presentation - U. Pachl (BEUC)
    Vademecum of speakers

other documents

    • BusinessEurope: A joint initiative on standardisation
    • ETUC position on single market strategy for Europe
    • Committee of Regions draft opinion: Upgrading the Single Market
    • EESC draft opinion: Upgrading the Single Market: more opportunities for people and business
    • Speaking points - Luc Hendrickx (UEAPME)
    • Speaking points - Janina Mackiewicz (EUROCADRES)
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