EU makes progress as a whole, but some member countries need to do more to catch up and become more competitive.
Proposed measures would nurture new generations of entrepreneurs and help young people, women, older people, immigrants and unemployed people set up their own businesses.
Proposals to make EU auto sector more competitive by investing in innovation, cutting red tape, boosting skills and increasing access to overseas markets.
Proposals would introduce a single set of rules giving individuals more control over how their personal data is managed and used.
We need your opinion on how to give EU shoppers a better choice of cash-free payment methods, especially online – by spurring competition in the electronic payments market.
Common set of optional sales rules would ease cross-border trade and cut costs for companies while giving consumers greater choice and protection.
Coordinated EU approach would better protect intellectual property rights and fight piracy and counterfeiting.
Views sought on how to improve the way publicly traded companies are managed and on providing better protection for shareholders.
European progress microfinance facility eases access to credit for small-business start-ups and development.
EGNOS-for-aviation, a satellite navigation service launched on 2 March 2011, will increase flight safety, reduce delays and open up new destinations.
New proposals are set to lighten the regulatory burden on small businesses, help them rebound from the economic crisis, and encourage new start-ups.
Consultation on ways to make EU public procurement rules work more efficiently for governments, companies and taxpayers.
Galileo, the EU's global satellite navigation system, will be launched in 2014. EGNOS, which improves the accuracy of GPS across Europe, already provides services to users like farmers and rescue workers.
Commission launches an information campaign on the CE conformity marking - designed to ease the free movement of goods around Europe and inform consumers.
The EU's video competitions are a chance for film-makers to show off their skills and creativity - and win awards and prizes - by producing short videos on European issues.
Late payment for work performed, a perennial problem in Europe, is now hampering recovery from recession.
Pharmaceutical companies to provide more information on prescription drugs and consumers to be better protected against counterfeit medicine.
EU governments planning to give public money to businesses no longer have to notify the commission – if the scheme is likely to boost growth.
The Commission has unveiled a plan to reduce bureaucratic and other challenges faced by small and medium-sized businesses, pointing to their vital role in the EU economy.