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The next Committee Meeting will be held on Wednesday 3rd (09.00 - 12.30 and 15.00 - 18.30) and Thursday 4 December (09.00 - 12.30) in PHS 1A002. The draft agenda will follow soon.
 
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L-aħbarijiet kollha  
Presentation of the Impact assessment on Trade secrets

DG MARKT presented the proposal for a Directive on the protection of trade secrets against unlawful acquisition, use and disclosure, and the accompanying impact assessment. The proposal seeks to improve the protection of trade secret holders in the single market, which is currently fragmented by varied and uneven national legal regimes, by harmonising Member States' civil laws. This includes notably clarifying the basic concepts related to the definition and unlawful acquisition of trade secrets, and providing the necessary safeguards for the protection of interests of other parties, for example for avoiding abusive litigation and for guaranteeing confidentiality during litigation.
 
Members stressed the merits of the Commission's proposal, especially for SMEs and micro enterprises, and set out some areas for improvement that could be addressed, such as introducing explicit language on the principle of minimum harmonisation. They also underlined the need to balance the protection of trade secrets with the protection of whistle-blowers and workers working in R&D intensive industries; the importance of ensuring confidentiality during litigation; as well as the need to extend the prescription period.

   
Single Market Governance within the European Semester 2015

IMCO considered this draft report builds on the previous two IMCO reports on this subject and also on a substantial expertise coming from the studies that have been recently commissioned by IMCO. The draft report focuses on three main areas. Firstly, it reiterates the need for a Single Market pillar of the European Semester process while calling for a specific analytical tool that would measure the Single Market integration and provide evidence-based input to the country-specific recommendations. Secondly, the report looks into the untapped potential of the Single Market in key growth areas focussing on the Digital Single Market, free movement of goods, services, public procurement and the consumer acquis. And finally, it elaborates on the instruments for the assessment of Single Market integration and governance tools, calling in particular for improved monitoring and evaluation of the regulatory and economic performance of the Single Market.

 
Għal aktar informazzjoni
 
Briefings on Commissioners' commitments

Policy Department prepared briefings to summarize the commitments Commissioners-designate made in their written answers to questionnaires and during their hearings before the Committee on Internal Market and Consumer protection.
 
The briefings are available below.
 

   
Workshop: Building blocks of the Ubiquitous Digital Single Market – 13.11.14 at 15.00

The first two panels of the workshop focused on the possibilities to complete the Digital Single Market by 2015 and different aspects that need to be looked at in such a completion process. The third panel looked more closely at current legislative package on Connected Continent and a proposal of directive on measures to ensure a high common level of network and information security across the Union.
 
Experts discussed with Members such topical issues as net neutrality, cyber security, cross sectoral approach to the DSM and the Digital Agenda.

 
Għal aktar informazzjoni
 
 
Preżentazzjoni u kompetenzi
 
Kumitat responsabbli:
 
1. għall-koordinazzjoni fuq livell tal-Unjoni tal-leġislazzjoni nazzjonali fil-qasam tas-suq intern u għall-Unjoni doganali, b'mod partikulari:
(a) il-moviment ħieles tal-merkanzija, inkluża l-armonizzazzjoni ta' l-istandards tekniċi,
(b) id-dritt li wieħed jiftaħ negozju jew jagħti servizz,
(c) il-libertà ta' l-għoti ta' servizzi, ħlief fis-settur finanzjarju u fis-settur postali;
 
2. għall-funzjonament tas-Suq Uniku, inkluż miżuri li għandhom bħala skop l-identifikazzjoni u t-tneħħija ta' affarijiet li jistgħu jkunu ta' xkiel għall-implimentazzjoni tas-Suq Uniku, inkluż is-Suq Uniku Diġitali;
 
3. għall-promozzjoni u l-ħarsien tal-interessi ekonomiċi tal-konsumatur, ħlief għall-kwistjonijiet li għandhom x'jaqsmu mas-saħħa u s-sigurtà tal-ikel;
 
4. għall-politika u l-leġiżlazzjoni rigward l-infurzar tar-regoli dwar is-Suq Uniku u d-drittijiet tal-konsumatur.
 
 
Xandiriet tal-ġurnata
 
L-ebda xandira llum  
Librerija Multimidja
 
Kelmtejn ta' merħba
 
 

Il-kumitat IMCO huwa responsabbli għall-kontroll leġiżlattiv u l-iskrutinju tar-regoli tal-UE dwar il-moviment ħieles tal-proditti u s-servizzi, il-moviment ħieles tal-professjonisti, il-politika dwar id-dwana, l-istandardizzazzjoni u l-interessi ekonomiċi tal-konsumaturi.  Il-membri tal-Kumitat jaħdmu biex inaqqsu l-ostakoli għall-kummerċ ekonomiku u jissimplifikaw il-leġiżlazzjoni ħalli jsaħħu l-kompetittività madwar is-Suq Uniku, filwaqt li jieħdu ħsieb l-interessi tal-konsumaturi f'medda wiesgħa ta' setturi.

Tista' ssegwi l-ħidma tal-Kumitat fuq din il-websajt, li tinkludi aġendi, dokumenti tal-laqgħat, tagħrif dwar is-seduti ta' smigħ/laqgħat ta' ħidma, video-streaming u l-bulettin tagħna.

Suq Uniku li jiffunzjona sewwa huwa importanti biex jiġu sfruttati l-prosperità, l-innovazzjoni u l-kompetittività akbar, li minnhom jibbenefikaw in-negozji u l-konsumaturi.  Għandna ħafna sfidi u opportunitajiet quddiemna, speċjalment li nisfruttaw il-potenzjal tas-Suq Uniku Diġitali u s-suq uniku fis-servizzi. 
 
Il-missjoni tagħna hija li niżguraw li jkun hemm prodotti sikuri, nissalvagwardjaw id-drittijiet tal-konsumaturi, inżommuhom infurmati dwar il-prodotti u s-servizzi, u niġġieldu l-imġiba anti-kompetittiva u nnaqsu l-piżijiet amministrattivi.

Il-Kumitat jaħdem mal-Istati Membri kollha tal-UE sabiex jiżgura li r-regoli tal-UE jkunu prattikabbli u li jkunu implimentati kif xieraq u infurzati fiż-żmien maħsub.

Huwa privileġġ għalija li nkun il-President ta' dan il-Kumitat importanti u li naħdem flimkien ma' membri mill-ispettru politiku kollu, sabiex niksbu benefiċċji għall-konsumaturi, negozji u organizzazzjonijiet oħrajn madwar is-Suq Uniku.


Vicky Ford
President