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

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Sunday, November 29, 2020

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.



Legislative proposals in negotiation

There are 200 proposals for legislative or other legal instruments of this Directorate-General in negotiations with the Council and the European Parliament.
Date Title
25.11.2020  Making the most of the EU’s innovative potential An intellectual property action plan to support the EU’s recovery and resilience.
Communication com(2020)760
24.11.2020  Evaluation of the Application of the Regulation 386/2012.
Report com(2020)755
16.11.2020  Implementation and administration of Directive 2000/14 on the approximation of the laws of MS relating to the noise emission in the environment by equipment for use ...
Report com(2020)715
29.10.2020  Delegated acts of the Commission under Directive 2014/68/EU on the harmonisation of Member States laws relating to the making available on the market of pressure ...
Report com(2020)675
03.09.2020  Critical Raw Materials Resilience: Charting a Path towards greater Security and Sustainability.
Communication com(2020)474


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
14.10.2020  EU position in the UNECE on a series of proposals for modifications to existing UN Regulations as well as several new regulations with regard to vehicles.
Decision com(2020)656
07.09.2020  Amendment of Regulation (EU) No 168/2013 as regards specific measures on L-category end-of-series vehicles in response to the COVID-19 outbreak.
Regulation com(2020)491
02.06.2020  Amendment of Regulation (EU) 2016/1628 as regards its transitional provisions in order to address the impact of COVID-19 crisis.
Regulation com(2020)233
20.05.2020  EU position on Harmonisation of Vehicle Regulations in UNECE on numerous modifications to UN and Global Technical Regulations and five new regulations.
Decision com(2020)216
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


Legislation in force

There are at least 17 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