Growth – Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs

News and events

Today the Commission is publishing a set of best practices to support EU countries' efforts to create a more open, integrated and competitive retail sector.

The Commission adopted a restriction on the use of methanol in windscreen washing or defrosting fluids. The aim is to reduce the incidence of severe methanol poisoning.

Since being established 10 years ago, the Internal Market Information System (IMI) has helped make it easier for EU citizens to live, work and do business in another EU country.

Today, a grant agreement for the strategic research project Ocean 2020 was signed in the presence of Commissioner Elżbieta Bieńkowska, by the European Defence Agency and a European consortium.

Commissioner, EU SME Envoy
The Single Market Strategy

The Single Market Strategy is the European Commission’s plan to unlock the full po­ten­tial of the Single Market, creating more opportunities for people and business.

Legislation and standards