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23-11-2021 - 12:08

In the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, the President of the European Parliament has established a number of measures to contain the spread of the virus and to safeguard Parliament's core activities. The current precautionary measures do not affect work on legislative priorities. Core activities are maintained to ensure the smooth running of the institution's legislative, budgetary, and scrutiny functions.

The next IMCO committee meeting will take place on 1 December, 09.30 - 12.30 and 13.45 - 16.15.

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29-11-2021 - 11:25

On 9 December, Members will vote on the draft report on the Digital Services Act Regulation (Rapporteur Cristel Schaldemose -S&D DK), a key proposal for the completion of the Digital Single Market.

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29-11-2021 - 09:41

On 1 December, the IMCO Committee, in association with the ENVI Committee, will hold a public hearing on sustainable public procurement. The aim of the hearing is to determine how using the full potential of public buying can help to achieve goals of the European Green Deal. Green public procurement has the potential to be a key tool for sustainable procurement as Europe's public authorities are major consumers (14% GDP annually).

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25-11-2021 - 10:03

On 1 December, IMCO will hold an exchange of views with the European Commission on the proposal of 23 September concerning a common charger for mobile phones and other electronic devices amending the Radio Equipment Directive.

Global digital connections - human figurines
25-11-2021 - 10:01

The Internal Market and Consumer Protection Committee adopted by 42 votes in favour, two against and one abstention its position on the Digital Markets Act (DMA) proposal, which sets rules on what companies with “gatekeeper” status will be allowed to do and not to do in the EU.

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23-11-2021 - 10:13

The IMCO Working Group on the Digital Single Market held an ad-hoc meeting on 19 November 2021 .

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23-11-2021 - 10:12

On 22 November the IMCO committee adopted the draft own initiative report of Mr Kosma Złotowski’s (ECR) on Tackling non-tariff and non-tax barriers in the Single Market.

Facebook whistleblower, Frances Haugen
16-11-2021 - 07:06

On 8 November, IMCO organised a public hearing on “Whistle-blower’s testimony on the negative impact of big tech companies’ products on users”. The former Facebook product manager Ms Frances Haugen was invited to testify before IMCO Members and Members of other Committees involved in the current legislative work on digital files, namely ITRE, JURI, LIBE, INGE, AIDA and ECON.

Basket with batteries
09-11-2021 - 11:55

On 8 November IMCO considered the compromise amendments to the draft opinion on the proposal for a Regulation concerning batteries and waste batteries. The Rapporteur, Mr Antonius Manders (EPP), aims to make use of the leverage of the internal market to ensure a level playing field between economic operators established in and outside the EU.

Data Act
08-11-2021 - 10:52

On 27 October 2021, IMCO members considered the compromise amendments tabled to the legislative proposal on contestable and fair markets in the digital sector (the “Digital Markets Act”).