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  • UK holds back on EU financial supervisor

    News | Brexit 21-10-2009

    The UK will be seeking changes to EU proposals to create a high-level financial supervisor, stalling yesterday's (20 October) negotiations in Luxembourg to finalise plans for the body.

  • Harbour: Public procurement to drive recovery

    Interview | Digital 28-07-2009

    Public procurement should become the driver of new technology developments and the main vehicle for economic recovery, Malcolm Harbour MEP, the new head of the European Parliament's internal market committee, told EURACTIV in an interview.

  • Verheugen advocates pan-European single market

    News | Med & South 20-05-2009

    European and Mediterranean countries should develop a common market, according to European Commission Vice-President Günter Verheugen, drawing lessons from his mandates as EU enlargement and enterprise commissioner.

  • Czechs pushing for EU Services Directive implementation

    News | Brexit 18-05-2009

    The implementation of the Services Directive is critical to boosting cross-border trade, according to the Czech government, which has also pledged to make implementing the Small Business Act a priority of the remainder of its EU presidency. EURACTIV Czech Republic contributed to this article.

  • Crossing borders: A tall order for SMEs

    Policy Brief | Brexit 12-05-2009

    The internal European market offers companies access to a market of 500 million people, yet a strikingly low number of small and medium-sized enterprises are making best use of the opportunities available.

  • The pitfalls of the Payment Services Directive

    Opinion | Brexit 25-03-2009

    The EU's Payment Services Directive (PSD) is in danger of "creating a legislative labyrinth," warns Professor Maria Chiara Malaguti in a recent paper for the European Credit Research Institute (ECRI).

  • Brussels to fund ‘Erasmus’ for SMEs

    News | Innovation & Industry 20-02-2009

    Entrepreneurs will be paid up to €1,100 per month to move to other EU countries to learn from experienced business owners as part of a pilot project designed to encourage young business owners to make more of the internal market.

  • MEPs adopt measures to strengthen internal goods market

    News | Trade & Society 22-02-2008

    Parliament has adopted a package of measures to enhance free trade within the bloc after it emerged that many member states are blocking imports of specific products from other EU countries on the basis that they do not meet particular national technical standards.

  • MEPs back plans to boost intra-EU trade

    News | Trade & Society 20-02-2008

    Trade within the EU received a fresh boost in Parliament this week (18-22 February) with the approval of simplified customs procedures and new rules aimed at reinforcing the "mutual recognition" of national quality standards on goods marketed within the EU.

  • New Brussels think-tank aims to ‘encourage EU to liberalise’

    News | Public Affairs 03-09-2007

    Pro-liberalisation think-tank the Globalisation Institute has launched a Brussels centre of operations. According to Alex Singleton, founder and president, it aims "to research, develop and promote practical policy options that increase competitiveness and replace harmful regulation". 

  • MEPs call for dismantling of energy giants

    News | Competition 11-07-2007

    Members of Parliament backed proposals from the Commission to split up large integrated energy firms such as France's EDF and Germany's E.ON, saying that this would be the best way to create an efficient internal market for gas and electricity.

  • Parliament backs rules to tackle unfair public contracts

    News | Innovation & Industry 22-06-2007

    A Directive aimed at ensuring more transparent public procurement and helping businesses to appeal against illegal award procedures, corruption and national favouritism should come into force shortly, after Parliament adopted a compromise text agreed with member states.