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Vicky Ford (ECR/UK) is the new chair of the Committee on Internal Market and Consumer protection, elected by acclamation on 07.07.14. During its constituent meeting, the Committee has also elected by acclamation its vice-chairs Anna Maria Corazza Bildt (EPP/SV), Robert Rochefort (ALDE/FR), Catherine Stihler (S&D/EN) and Sergio Cofferati (S&D/IT). Together, the chair and vice-chairs make up the bureau of the Committee, elected for a two-and-a-half year term.

   
Election of committee chair and vice-chairs

The IMCO Committee hold its constituent meeting (07,07,2014) following the election of its members by the European Parliament on 03.07.14. During this meeting, the Committee elected its bureau, consisting of a chair and up to four vice-chairs, for a two-and-a-half year term.
 

   
 
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AFET DEVE INTA BUDG CONT ECON JURI CULT AFCO LIBE PETI FEMM DROI SEDE ENVI EMPL IMCO ITRE REGI TRAN PECH AGRI 08-07-2014 - 11:26  

After the election of a President, Vice-Presidents and Quaestors of the European Parliament in Strasbourg last week, parliamentary committees convened on Monday in Brussels to elect chairpersons and their deputies for next two and a half years.

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Committee responsible for:
 
1. coordination at Union level of national legislation in the sphere of the internal market and for the customs union, in particular:
(a) the free movement of goods including the harmonisation of technical standards,
(b) the right of establishment,
(c) freedom to provide services except in the financial and postal sectors;
 
2. the functioning of the Single Market, including measures aimed at the identification and removal of potential obstacles to the implementation of the Single Market, including the Digital Single Market;
 
3. the promotion and protection of the economic interests of consumers, except for public health and food safety issues;
 
4. policy and legislation regarding the enforcement of Single Market rules and consumer rights.
 
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