Internal Market

The Internal Market is underpinned by a range of supporting measures and policies which the EU and its Member States have adopted to sweep away the technical, regulatory, legal, bureaucratic, and other barriers that stifled free trade and free movement within the Union. The single market is a core feature of the European Union. Assistance therefore in this area is of major importance, not only to help development in the beneficiary countries, but also for the future of the Union as a whole.

Assistance on internal market issues targets central administrations, national parliaments, economic operators and social partners providing specific training and examples of best practices from the old and new Member States. Activities cover a vast array of acquis measures, mainly related to the four freedoms, but also extended to EU policies, programmes and initiatives in a larger sense. Assistance is particularly focused on social and employment policy, intellectual property rights issues, financial services, competition policy and consumer protection and health policy. Focus is also given to SMEs and industry, competition issues including state aids, structural funds, EMU and free movement of capital, taxation and customs.

DateTitleLocationDescription Beneficiaries
january 2017
20 Jan 2017 TAIEX Workshop on SMEs Smart Growth for Regional CompetitivenessChisinau20 Enterprise and industrial policy [13] (Complete)Moldova
25 Jan 2017 TAIEX Workshop on the Establishment of a Single Registry of Administrative ProceduresBelgrade20 Enterprise and industrial policy [13] (Complete)Serbia
30 to 31 Jan 2017 TAIEX Workshop on the Transposition of EU Legislation on Medical DevicesSkopje01 Free movement of goods (Complete),28 Consumer and health protection (Partial),28.30 Health protection [15.30] (Complete)the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia