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Enterprises and Industry


The Enterprises and Industry theme covers issues relating to industrial policy and change, services, enterprises and single market.





More specifically, sub-themes focuses on the following areas :

  • Industrial policy
  • Market policies
  • Competition policy
  • Services (including banking, commerce, insurance and tourism but excluding services of general interest)
  • Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs)
  • Professional qualifications
  • Company law
  • Research and innovation
  • Intellectual property
  • The customs union
  • Single market
  • Self- and co-regulation
  • Industrial change

A large range of those themes and sub-themes are dealt within the Section for Single Market, Production and Consumption section (INT).

The Section for Transport, Energy, Infrastructure and the Information Society (TEN) also intervene in the area of services, with the SMEs, Crafts and Professions category participation in the field of SMEs.

The Consultative Committee on Industrial Change (CCMI) deals with the topics linked to industrial change and has also contributed to the questions linked to research and innovation.

The single market and self- and co-regulation issues are dealt within the Single Market Observatory (SMO). 

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