9 blog posts
  • Have delivery issues ever prevented you from shopping or selling online to or from another EU country? Let us hear from you.
    Published by Elżbieta Bieńkowska17 July 2015

    Have delivery issues ever prevented you from shopping or selling online to or from another EU country? Let us hear from you.

    On 6 May the European Commission launched the Digital Single Market Strategy, setting out 16 initiatives that the Commission will deliver by the end of 2016. Since more efficient and affordable cross-border parcel delivery is one of its priorities, the Commission also opened a public consultation on the same day to give the opportunity to business, consumers and any other parties involved to have their say about parcel delivery and possible areas for its improvement.
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  • Commissioner Bieńkowska and Vice President Andrus Ansip receive the CEOs of postal operators
    Published by Elżbieta Bieńkowska17 April 2015

    Commissioner Bieńkowska and Vice President Andrus Ansip receive the CEOs of postal operators

    On 16 April, Commissioner Bieńkowska and Vice President Andrus Ansip received the CEOs of the postal operators from 21 Member States. At the meeting, they discussed progress on the so-called industry initiative – a package of measures proposed by national postal operators to improve interoperability and quality of cross-border parcel delivery (e.g. by improving customer service for cross-border products, allowing for more flexible delivery options and setting up track & trace system).
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  • Commissioner Bieńkowska at the Global Business & Markets Forum, Hannover Messe
    Published by Elżbieta Bieńkowska15 April 2015

    Commissioner Bieńkowska at the Global Business & Markets Forum, Hannover Messe

    Commissioner Bieńkowska, accompanied by Vice President Šefčovič, met with German Chancellor Angela Merkel during her visit to the Hannover Messe on 13 April.
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  • Commissioner Bieńkowska at the Real Estate forum MIPIM 2015
    Published by Elżbieta Bieńkowska16 March 2015

    Commissioner Bieńkowska at the Real Estate forum MIPIM 2015

    On 12 March, Commissioner Elżbieta Bieńkowska participated in the international real estate forum MIPIM in Cannes.
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  • Albania joins COSME, the EU's financing programme for SMEs
    Published by Elżbieta Bieńkowska4 March 2015

    Albania joins COSME, the EU's financing programme for SMEs

    On 3 March, Elżbieta Bieńkowska, European Commissioner for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs, and Arben Ahmetaj, Albanian Minister of Economic Development, Trade and Entrepreneurship, signed an Agreement formalising the entry of Albania in the Competitiveness of Enterprises and Small and Medium-sized Enterprises Programme (COSME).
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  • Commissioner Bieńkowska at friends of industry meeting
    Published by Elżbieta Bieńkowska17 February 2015

    Commissioner Bieńkowska at friends of industry meeting

    Commissioner Bieńkowska took part in the “Friends of Industry” meeting in Alcala (Madrid), where she discussed the future of the European industry, with particular emphasis on competitiveness and the new challenges for the Competitiveness Council.
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  • Hearing of the EPP Group on Perspectives of the Single Market 2014-2019
    Published by Elżbieta Bieńkowska4 February 2015

    Hearing of the EPP Group on Perspectives of the Single Market 2014-2019

    Hearing of the EPP Group on Perspectives of the Single Market 2014-2019
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  • Commissioner Bieńkowska visits Spain
    Published by Elżbieta Bieńkowska29 January 2015

    Commissioner Bieńkowska visits Spain

    Commissioner Elżbieta Bieńkowska visited Spain from 26 to 27 January.
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  • Commissioner's visit to Italy
    Published by Elżbieta Bieńkowska22 December 2014

    Commissioner's visit to Italy

    Commissioner Bieńkowska made her first official visit to Italy on 18 December.
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