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

EU monitor
Friday, February 21, 2020
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.



Legislative proposals in negotiation

There are 191 proposals for legislative or other legal instruments of this Directorate-General in negotiations with the Council and the European Parliament.
Date Title
05.02.2020  EU position in the relevant Committees of the UNECE as regards the proposals for modifications to UN Regulations .
Decision com(2020)42
28.10.2019  Annual Union work programme for European standardisation for 2020.
Communication com(2019)486
24.10.2019  Outcome evaluation of relevance of tasks that receive Union financing laying down harmonised conditions for the marketing of construction products.
Report com(2019)800
15.10.2019  Development, validation and legal acceptance of methods alternative to animal testing in the field of cosmetics (2018).
Report com(2019)479
14.10.2019  For the interim evaluation of the Programme for the Competitiveness of Enterprises and Small and Medium-sized enterprises.
Report com(2019)468


Legislation currently being implemented

There are 141 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
11.10.2019  EU position in the UNECE on modifications to regulations and resolutions and on a new global technical regulation on the determination of Electrified Vehicle Power ...
Decision com(2019)480
05.06.2019  EU position on (modifications to) UN Regulations, Global Technical Regulations (GTRs), and a Mutual Resolution and on (amendments to) the authorisations to develop GTRs.
Decision com(2019)255
01.03.2019  EU position in the Committee on Government Procurement concerning accession of the UK to the Agreement on Government Procurement in the context of its withdrawal from ...
Decision com(2019)46
11.02.2019  EU position in the relevant UNECE Committees as regards modifications to number of UN Regulations, as regards four new UN Regulations, and as regards amending Schedule 4.
Decision com(2019)80
04.01.2019  Signing of the Protocol to the Agreement on a Civil Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) with Korea to take account of the accession of Bulgaria, Croatia and ...
Decision com(2018)854


Legislation in force

There are at least 18 laws or other legal instruments in force that have been previously proposed by this Directorate-General.
Date Title
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
02.10.2007  Amendment of Council Directive 76/769/EEC as regards restrictions on the marketing and use of certain dangerous substances and preparations 2-(2-methoxyethoxy)ethanol, ...
Decision com(2007)559