Growth – Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs

News and events

The 2018 European Innovation Scoreboard shows that the EU's innovation performance continues to improve, but further efforts are needed to ensure Europe's global competitiveness.

The Commission and the EU Intellectual Property Office (EU IPO) are launching on 22 June the EU Blockathon 2018 competition. In addition, industry participants will sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on online advertising and intellectual property rights (IPR).

Preparing for Brexit is not just a matter for EU and national authorities, but also for private parties. Businesses are reminded of legal repercussions which need to be considered.

For the 2021-2027 EU budget, the Commission wants to increase the EU's strategic autonomy, bolster the EU's ability to protect its citizens and make the EU a stronger global actor.

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