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The Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection (IMCO) is a committee of the European Parliament.

Work of the committee

The committee is responsible for:

  • Coordination at Community level of national legislation in the sphere of the internal market and of the customs union, in particular:
  • the free movement of goods including the harmonisation of technical standards,
  • the right of establishment,
  • the freedom to provide services except in the financial and postal sectors;
  • Measures aiming at the identification and removal of potential obstacles to the functioning of the internal market;
  • The promotion and protection of the economic interests of consumers, except for public health and food safety issues, in the context of the establishment of the internal market.

Members of the Committee

2009 -

2004-2009

Name Position in Committee Member State Party Group
Arlene McCarthy Chairwoman United Kingdom PES
Charlotte Cederschiöld Vice-Chairwoman Sweden EPP
Zuzana Roithová Vice-Chairwoman Czech Republic EPP
Marco Rizzo Vice-Chairman Italy NGL
Adam Jerzy Bielan Member Poland UEN
Godfrey Bloom Member United Kingdom ID
Mia De Vits Member Belgium PES
Bert Doorn Member The Netherlands EPP
Janelly Fourtou Member France ALDE
Evelyne Gebhardt Member Germany PES
Małgorzata Handzlik Member Poland EPP
Malcolm Harbour Member United Kingdom EPP
Christopher Heaton-Harris Member United Kingdom EPP
Anna Hedh Member Sweden PES
Edit Herczog Member Hungary PES
Anneli Jäätteenmäki Member Finland ALDE
Pierre Jonckheer Member Belgium Greens-EFA
Henrik Dam Kristensen Member Denmark PES
Alexander Graf Lambsdorff Member Germany ALDE
Kurt Lechner Member Germany EPP
Lasse Lehtinen Member Finland PES
Toine Manders Member The Netherlands ALDE
Manuel Medina Ortega Member Spain PES
Bill Newton Dunn Member United Kingdom ALDE
Béatrice Patrie Member France PES
Zita Pleštinská Member Slovakia EPP
Guido Podestà Member Italy EPP
Giovanni Rivera Member Italy None
Luisa Fernanda Rudi Ubeda Member Spain EPP
Heide Rühle Member Germany Greens-EFA
Leopold Józef Rutowicz Member Poland None
Andreas Schwab Member Germany EPP
Eva-Britt Svensson Member Sweden NGL
József Szájer Member Hungary EPP
Marianne Thyssen Member Belgium EPP
Jacques Toubon Member France EPP
Bernadette Vergnaud Member France PES
Barbara Weiler Member Germany PES
Glenis Willmott Member United Kingdom PES

Also numerous substitute members

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