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Parliamentary questions
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18 November 2019
Question for written answer
to the Commission
Rule 138
Henna Virkkunen
 Subject: European Economic Interest Groupings (EEIGs)

The European Economic Interest Grouping (EEIG) was established by Regulation (EEC) No 2137/85. This created an EU-wide legal instrument designed to reduce the legal, physical and psychological barriers faced by natural persons, businesses and other bodies in cross-border cooperation. The purpose of such groupings is to facilitate and develop the economic activities of their members by pooling resources, activities and skills. It has been found that interest groupings are particularly useful for SMEs, universities and other higher education establishments. The Regulation established a Contact Committee for communication with the Commission. Does it still exist, and does the Commission know how much use is still being made of it? How does the Commission promote knowledge of the existence of the EEIG in the Member States? Does the Commission have a register of Member States’ EEIG registration bodies?

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