EP spot on with call to better enforce Single Market legislation

Publikováno: 3. 3. 2014

A well-functioning Single Market for commerce requires swift and accurate implementation and enforcement of EU legislation.

On 25th February 2014 the European Parliament rightly adopted a resolution to make Single Market Governance a dedicated pillar of the European Semester. “This resolution is timely and necessary,” said Christian Verschueren, EuroCommerce Director-General. “A well-functioning Single Market for commerce requires swift and accurate implementation and enforcement of EU legislation.”

More than any sector, commerce has campaigned for the realisation of the Single Market. Today, however, Europe is still a long way off a smooth functioning internal market, particularly in services such as retail and wholesale. Actions are necessary to make it easier for retailers or wholesalers to sell cross-border, establish and conduct a business in another Member State, and enable companies to fully benefit from a true internal market. Making Single Market governance an integral part of the annual European Semester cycle will put it high on the political agenda and guarantee its ongoing improvement.

Member States and the Commission can help to improve the governance of the Single Market through:

  • a fast and zero-tolerance attitude towards infringements of EU legislation;
  • promoting and better resourcing SOLVIT centres;
  • accessible, comprehensive and up-to-date Points of Single Contact;
  • full and correct implementation of the Services Directive;
  • implementation of Single Market Acts I & II;
  • take an omni-channel approach when developing new legislation or revising existing legislation that affects the commerce sector.

For further information, please contact:
Marjolein Raes
Director of Advocacy & Communications
Tel: +32 2 737 05 99
raes@eurocommerce.eu

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Autor: EuroCommerce
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