Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection

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28-04-2021 - 14:59

In the context of the exponential growth of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), the President of the European Parliament has announced a number of measures to contain the spread of epidemic and to safeguard Parliament's core activities.

The current precautionary measures adopted by the European Parliament to contain the spread of COVID-19 do not affect work on legislative priorities. Core activities are reduced, but maintained to ensure that the institution's legislative, budgetary, scrutiny functions are maintained.

The meetings will be with remote participation for Members (being able to view and listen to proceedings, ask for the floor and intervene in the meeting). Other participants are invited to follow the meeting through webstreaming.

Following these decisions, the next remote IMCO Committee Meeting will take place on Wednesday, 26 May from 9.30-12.30 (tbc), from 13.45-16.15 and from 16.45-18.45 and Thursday, 27 May 09.30-12.30.


3d man finalizing European Union flag puzzle
28-04-2021 - 16:18

On Monday 26 April, an extraordinary Committee meeting was organised in order to vote on IMCO's recommendation for the EP second reading position (single vote) of the MFF Single Market Programme (Rapporteur Mr Brando Benifei – S&D).

Thierry Breton, Commissioner for Internal Market
15-04-2021 - 15:25

On 15 April, IMCO held an exchange of views with Commissioner Breton as part of the Structured Dialogue.

EU map with a purchasing basket full of food
15-04-2021 - 15:24

On 14 April, the Joint Research Centre (JRC) presented its latest report on dual quality of food products.

A new European Travel Information and Authorisation System (ETIAS) will beef up EU border controls. Visa-exempt third country nationals will need to apply for travel authorisation before coming to the EU. The application system is designed to be rapid, efficient and easy to complete.
15-04-2021 - 15:23

On 14 April, the Commission presented the report on the application of the Package Travel Directive.

INGE Committee hearing on
09-04-2021 - 09:38

The special committee on foreign interference (INGE) is organising a public hearing on "Interference through advertisements", which will focus on online ad-funded disinformation and monetisation strategies used by disinformation actors, as well as on Google Ads policy.