Mon. Jul 22nd, 2024

The European Parliament’s Internal Market and Consumer Protection Committee re-elected Anna Cavazzini (Greens/EFA, Germany) as Chair for the second half of the legislative term.

After her re-election by acclamation this morning, Anna Cavazzini said: “I am very grateful for the trust of my colleagues in the Internal Market and Consumer Protection (IMCO) Committee to re-elect me as Committee Chair. IMCO is at the heart of the twin green and digital transitions – and I want to contribute to making them a success. With two of the biggest files for regulating the digital single market, the Digital Services Act and the Digital Markets Act, and major files coming up in the circular economy package and in the field of consumer protection at mid-term, the Internal Market Committee contributes its part to make the single market innovative and future proof.”

Ms Cavazzini has been the Chair of the Internal Market and Consumer Protection Committee since 26 October 2020, after former Chair Petra De Sutter (also from the Greens) joined the Belgian government.

Four Vice-Chairs

At today’s meeting, members of the committee also re-elected by acclamation the four Vice-Chairs for the next two and a half years:

Andrus Ansip (Renew Europe, ET), as first Vice-Chair;

Maria Grapini (S&D, RO), as second Vice-Chair;

Krzysztof Hetman (EPP, PL), as third Vice-Chair;

Maria Manuel Leitão Marques (S&D, PT), as fourth Vice-Chair.

Responsibilities of the committee

According to Parliament’s Rules of Procedure, the Internal Market and Consumer Protection (IMCO) Committee is responsible for:

1.coordination at Union level of national legislation in the sphere of the internal market and for the customs union, in particular:

(a) the free movement of goods including the harmonisation of technical standards,

(b) the right of establishment,

(c) freedom to provide services except in the financial and postal sectors;

2.the functioning of the Single Market, including measures aimed at the identification and removal of potential obstacles to the implementation of the Single Market, including the Digital Single Market;

3.the promotion and protection of the economic interests of consumers, except for public health and food safety issues;

4.policy and legislation regarding the enforcement of Single Market rules and consumer rights.

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