Main results of the Competitiveness Council on 28 May – full results here
Monday, 28 May: Internal market and industry
The Council agreed on a general approach on a regulation aimed at improving the mutual recognition of goods marketed in another member state.
We have still to overcome a number of artificial barriers in various areas of the internal market. Many of them are a result of the application of different rules in non-harmonised sectors or poor implementation of mutual recognition principles. Today’s agreement will help promote the freedom of movement of goods in the internal market, and therefore facilitate market access for our companies, which will in the end benefit all European consumers.
Emil Karanikolov, Minister for the Economy of Bulgaria
Ministers discussed a recent proposal to promote fair practices for businesses operating through online platforms.
Under the traditional “competitiveness check-up“, ministers assessed the concrete impact of the internal market on the EU industrial base in terms of competitiveness and productivity.