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Policy Department Services (IMCO in Focus)

14-06-2019

Policy Department A provides high-quality expertise, up-to-date analysis and independent research to the committees it supports: ECON, EMPL, ENVI, ITRE and IMCO. This brochure focuses on the Policy Department services for the IMCO Committee.

Policy Department A provides high-quality expertise, up-to-date analysis and independent research to the committees it supports: ECON, EMPL, ENVI, ITRE and IMCO. This brochure focuses on the Policy Department services for the IMCO Committee.

Transport and Tourism in Ireland

15-03-2018

This overview of the transport and tourism sectors in Ireland was prepared to provide information for the mission of the Transport and Tourism Committee to the country in 2018 (04-06 April).

This overview of the transport and tourism sectors in Ireland was prepared to provide information for the mission of the Transport and Tourism Committee to the country in 2018 (04-06 April).

Road traffic and safety provisions

01-11-2017

The EU set itself the goal of creating a European road safety area in the decade spanning 2010-2020. Competence in this field is principally national. The EU is therefore focusing its measures on vehicle conditions, the transport of dangerous goods and the safety of road networks.

The EU set itself the goal of creating a European road safety area in the decade spanning 2010-2020. Competence in this field is principally national. The EU is therefore focusing its measures on vehicle conditions, the transport of dangerous goods and the safety of road networks.

Maritime transport: traffic and safety rules

01-11-2017

EU directives and regulations have, over the past few years, greatly improved safety standards in sea transport. The improvements were brought about especially by the three legislative packages adopted in the wake of the Erika and Prestige disasters.

EU directives and regulations have, over the past few years, greatly improved safety standards in sea transport. The improvements were brought about especially by the three legislative packages adopted in the wake of the Erika and Prestige disasters.

The internal market: general principles

01-11-2017

The internal market is an area of prosperity and freedom, providing access to goods, services, jobs, business opportunities and cultural richness. Continuous efforts are required to ensure the further deepening of the single market, which could yield significant gains for EU consumers and businesses. In particular, the digital single market opens up new opportunities to boost the economy (through e-commerce), while also cutting red tape (through e-governance and the digitalisation of public services ...

The internal market is an area of prosperity and freedom, providing access to goods, services, jobs, business opportunities and cultural richness. Continuous efforts are required to ensure the further deepening of the single market, which could yield significant gains for EU consumers and businesses. In particular, the digital single market opens up new opportunities to boost the economy (through e-commerce), while also cutting red tape (through e-governance and the digitalisation of public services). Recent research indicates that principles of free movement of goods and services and legislation in this area generate benefits estimated at EUR 985 billion annually.

Free movement of goods

01-11-2017

The free movement of goods is secured through the elimination of customs duties and quantitative restrictions, and the prohibition of measures having an equivalent effect. The principles of mutual recognition, elimination of physical and technical barriers, and promotion of standardisation were added in order to continue the completion of the internal market. The adoption of the New Legislative Framework (NLF) in 2008 strengthened the free movement of goods, the EU’s market surveillance system and ...

The free movement of goods is secured through the elimination of customs duties and quantitative restrictions, and the prohibition of measures having an equivalent effect. The principles of mutual recognition, elimination of physical and technical barriers, and promotion of standardisation were added in order to continue the completion of the internal market. The adoption of the New Legislative Framework (NLF) in 2008 strengthened the free movement of goods, the EU’s market surveillance system and the CE mark. Recent research indicates that the benefits arising from the principle of free movement of goods and related legislation amount to 386 billion euros annually.

Consumer policy: principles and instruments

01-11-2017

Effective consumer protection policy ensures that the single market can function properly and efficiently[1]. It aims to guarantee consumers rights vis-à-vis merchants and provide enhanced protection for vulnerable consumers. The financial crisis has demonstrated that consumer protection rules have the potential to make markets fairer and improve the quality of competition. Empowering consumers and effectively protecting their safety and economic interests have become essential goals of EU policy ...

Effective consumer protection policy ensures that the single market can function properly and efficiently[1]. It aims to guarantee consumers rights vis-à-vis merchants and provide enhanced protection for vulnerable consumers. The financial crisis has demonstrated that consumer protection rules have the potential to make markets fairer and improve the quality of competition. Empowering consumers and effectively protecting their safety and economic interests have become essential goals of EU policy.

Consumer protection measures

01-11-2017

European measures for consumer protection are intended to protect the health, safety, economic and legal interests of European consumers, wherever they live, travel or shop in the EU. EU provisions regulate both physical transactions and e-commerce, and contain rules of general applicability together with provisions targeting specific products, including drugs, genetically modified organisms, tobacco products, cosmetics, toys and explosives.

European measures for consumer protection are intended to protect the health, safety, economic and legal interests of European consumers, wherever they live, travel or shop in the EU. EU provisions regulate both physical transactions and e-commerce, and contain rules of general applicability together with provisions targeting specific products, including drugs, genetically modified organisms, tobacco products, cosmetics, toys and explosives.

Freedom of establishment and freedom to provide services

01-11-2017

The freedom of establishment and the freedom to provide services guarantee mobility of businesses and professionals within the EU. Expectations concerning the Services Directive are high, as it is of crucial importance for the completion of the internal market. Recent research indicates that the value of the benefits generated by legislation that Parliament has adopted in the area of free movement of services, including professional qualifications and retail, amounts to EUR 236 billion annually. ...

The freedom of establishment and the freedom to provide services guarantee mobility of businesses and professionals within the EU. Expectations concerning the Services Directive are high, as it is of crucial importance for the completion of the internal market. Recent research indicates that the value of the benefits generated by legislation that Parliament has adopted in the area of free movement of services, including professional qualifications and retail, amounts to EUR 236 billion annually. These benefits will increase after 2019 to EUR 284 billion annually.

Public procurement contracts

01-11-2017

Public authorities conclude contracts to ensure the supply of works and delivery of services. These contracts, accounting for a trading volume of EUR 2 448 billion, indicate that European public procurement is a major driver for economic growth, job creation and innovation. The public procurement package adopted in 2014 by Parliament and the Council adds EUR 2.88 billion annually to EU GDP. Furthermore, EU directives on public procurement led to an increase in total award values from less than EUR ...

Public authorities conclude contracts to ensure the supply of works and delivery of services. These contracts, accounting for a trading volume of EUR 2 448 billion, indicate that European public procurement is a major driver for economic growth, job creation and innovation. The public procurement package adopted in 2014 by Parliament and the Council adds EUR 2.88 billion annually to EU GDP. Furthermore, EU directives on public procurement led to an increase in total award values from less than EUR 200 billion to approximately EUR 525 billion.

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