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Directorate-General Internal Market and Services (MARKT)

Source: Europa Nu.

This Directorate-General was dissolved and its components integrated into other DG's on November 1st 2014. A large section of the DG was refurbished and integrated into the new Directorate-General for Financial Services. Another fairly large section of DG Internal Market was integrated into DG Industry and Enterprise. Other sections were transferred to DG Justice and DG CONNECT.

Prior to dissolution the most important task of this Directorate-General was the coordination of the policy of the European Commission concerning the internal market. The internal market's goal was to secure the free travel of persons, goods, services and capital within the EU. Hindrances of this free travel had to be decreased as much as possible. The DG also has specific policy-making tasks in a number of economic sectors.

The main tasks of DG were:

  • Coordinating and monitoring policies that have a direct or indirect effect on the internal market
  • Policy developement in a number of sectors, including

     -  financial services (banks, insurances)

  • company law
  • public auction (for government contracts)
  • intellectual property (for example copyright and patents)
  • postal services
  • e-commerce
  • accounting and auditing


Legislative proposals in negotiation

There are 256 proposals for legislative or other legal instruments of this Directorate-General in negotiations with the Council and the European Parliament.
Date Title
18.12.2014  Exercise of the power to adopt delegated acts conferred on the Commission pursuant to Regulation 1060/2009 on credit rating agencies.
Report com(2014)743
30.10.2014  General assessment of economic consequences of country-by-country disclosure requirements set out in Article 89 of Directive 2013/36/EU.
Report com(2014)676
21.10.2014  Conclusion of the Marrakesh Treaty to Facilitate Access to Published Works for Persons who are Blind, Visually Impaired, or Otherwise Print Disabled.
Decision com(2014)638
08.08.2014  Operation of the European Supervisory Authorities (ESAs) and the European System of Financial Supervision (ESFS).
Report com(2014)509
08.08.2014  Accompanying the document: FROM THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION TO THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND COUNCIL on the operation of the European Supervisory Authorities (ESAs) and the ...


Legislation currently being implemented

There are 69 laws or other legal instruments of the Council and the European Parliament, previously proposed by undefined, which are currently being implemented by the member states.
Date Title
24.11.2014  Specification of uniform conditions of application of Regulation 806/2014 with regard to ex-ante contributions to the Single Resolution Fund.
Regulation com(2014)710
16.09.2014  EU position within the Committee on Government Procurement on the accession of Montenegro to the Agreement on Government Procurement.
Decision com(2014)573
01.09.2014  EU position on the withdrawal of the Union objections to delistings in Appendix I to the Agreement on Government Procurement.
Decision com(2014)539
27.06.2014  Adaptation of Directive 2013/34/EU by reason of the accession of Croatia.
Directive com(2014)391
09.04.2014  Amendment of directives on encouraging long-term shareholder engagement and on certain elements of the corporate governance statement.
Directive com(2014)213


Legislation in force

There are at least 7 laws or other legal instruments in force that have been previously proposed by undefined.
Date Title
16.09.2014  EU position within the Committee on Government Procurement on the accession of New Zealand to the Agreement on Government Procurement.
Decision com(2014)574
04.09.2013  Money Market Funds.
Regulation com(2013)615
27.03.2013  Approximation of the laws of the Member States relating to trade marks (Recast).
Directive com(2013)162
03.07.2012  Insurance mediation (recast).
Directive com(2012)360
20.10.2011  Insider dealing and market manipulation (market abuse).
Regulation com(2011)651