Directorate-General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs (GROW)

Source: Europa Nu.

This directorate-general (DG) is responsible for policies concerning the internal market, industry and small and medium enterprises. The directorate-general is also involved in the Copernicus and Galileo space programmes of the EU.

The aim of the DG is to create smart, sustainable and inclusive economic growth. The DG listed the following key priorities:

  • completing the internal market for goods and services
  • supporting initiatives that make the European economy more sustainable and innovative
  • implementing industrial and sectoral policies
  • to remove administrative burdens for small and medium enterprises, and to foster better access to finance for SME's
  • to safeguard intellectual property rights in collusion with stimulating innovation
  • to further develop the European space programmes

On January 1st 2015 DG Grow replaced the directorate-general Enterprise and Industry to emphasize the shift towards policies specifically aimed at stimulating small and medium enterprises.

 

1.

Legislative proposals in negotiation

There are 259 proposals for legislative or other legal instruments of this Directorate-General in negotiations with the Council and the European Parliament.
Date Title
19.02.2024  Effects of Directive 2014/55/EU on the Internal Market and on the uptake of electronic invoicing in public procurement.
Report com(2024)72
 
14.02.2024  “The 2024 Annual Single Market and Competitiveness Report”.
Communication com(2024)77
 
09.01.2024  Authorisation of the opening of negotiations on an international legal instrument relating to intellectual property, genetic resources and traditional knowledge ...
Recommendation com(2024)3
 
19.10.2023  COSME 2014-2020 Programme for the Competitiveness of Enterprises and SMEs 2020 Monitoring Report.
Report com(2023)632
 
17.10.2023  Amendment of Directives 1999/2/EC, 2000/14/EC, 2011/24/EU and 2014/53/EU as regards certain reporting requirements in the fields of food and food ingredients, outdoor ...
Directive com(2023)639
 

2.

Legislation currently being implemented

There are 145 laws or other legal instruments of the Council and the European Parliament, previously proposed by this Directorate-General, which are currently being implemented by the member states.
Date Title
12.02.2024  EU position in the World Forum for Harmonization of Vehicle Regulations of the UNECE on proposals for modifications to UN regulation Nos 10, 13, 37, 45, 46, 48, 53, 54, ...
Decision com(2024)61
 
23.10.2023  EU position in the World Forum for Harmonization of Vehicle Regulations of the UNECE on proposals for modifications to UN regulation, for new UN regulations and for an ...
Decision com(2023)644
 
17.07.2023  EU position within the Committee on Government Procurement on the adoption of its Rules of Procedure for the selection of the Chairperson.
Decision com(2023)450
 
01.03.2023  EU position within the Committee on Government Procurement on the accession of North Macedonia to the Agreement on Government Procurement.
Decision com(2023)105
 
07.02.2023  EU position in the World Forum for Harmonization of Vehicle Regulations of the UNECE on proposals for modifications to a set of UN regulations.
Decision com(2023)58
 

3.

Legislation in force

There are at least 15 laws or other legal instruments in force that have been previously proposed by this Directorate-General.
Date Title
01.09.2023  Amendment of and correcting Directive 2005/36/EC as regards the recognition of professional qualifications of nurses responsible for general care trained in Romania.
Directive com(2023)502
 
18.10.2017  EU position in the relevant Committees of the UNECE as regards to a string of proposals for amendments to UN (technical) Regulations.
Decision com(2017)602
 
29.05.2017  EU position in UNECE as regards amendments to a series of UN Regulations, a Technical Regulation on the evaporative emission test procedure, a decision on using term "UN ...
Decision com(2017)267
 
26.08.2015  EU position within the Committee on Government Procurement on the accession of Ukraine to the Agreement on Government Procurement.
Decision com(2015)407
 
10.10.2007  Type-approval of hydrogen powered motor vehicles.
Regulation com(2007)593