The next Committee Meetings will be held on Thursday 4 June (09.00 - 12.30) in József Antall (4Q1).
The issue 59 of the IMCO newsletter is now available in the newsletter section! This issue addresses the items on the agenda of committee meetings on 6-7 May and 4 June 2015 and reports last committee meeting of 23 April 2015.
Ms Dana Reizniece-Ozola (Minister for Economics) presented the main priorities of the Latvian Presidency. More competitive EU as a basis for growth, increased well-being and future development, Strengthening the information society and making use of its benefits for the future development of the EU and Strengthening the EU role on a global scale and building a space of security and prosperity in the neighbouring regions are three potential areas to be focused on.
The proposed Digital Single Market strategy is needed to build trust in the online world, boost growth and protect the rights of citizens, creators and companies. These were among the first reactions from the chairs of the three committees that will work intensively on today's Commission proposal. This afternoon and tomorrow morning, the Commissioners responsible will visit Parliament to discuss the proposal with MEPs. (Read more)
Travellers putting together their own package holidays online will get the same protection as those buying from traditional travel agents under a provisional deal struck by MEPs and Council negotiators on Tuesday. The deal also strengthens holidaymakers’ rights, by enabling them to cancel a package deal contract if its price rises by more than 8%, get help if they encounter difficulties or get transport home if a tour operator goes bust. (Read more)
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A well-run SM is key to unlocking prosperity, innovation and greater competitiveness which benefits businesses and consumers. We have many challenges and opportunities ahead, especially unlocking the potential of the Digital Single Market and the single market in services.
Our mission is to ensure safe products, safeguard consumer rights, keep consumers informed about products/services, crack down on anti-competitive behaviour and reduce administrative burdens.
The committee works with all EU Member States to ensure that SM rules are practicable and that they are properly implemented and enforced on time.
It is a privilege to Chair this important Committee, and to work with members from across the political spectrum to bring real benefits to consumers, businesses and other organisations across the SM.
The Assessment of Scientific and Technological Policy Options for the European Parliament.