European Union

EU Affairs Coordination

EU Affairs Coordination covers the preparation, alignment and presentation of positions of the Republic of Lithuania at the EU institutions, the coordination of transposition into the national law and implementation of the EU law (the acquis communautaire) as well as the coordination of infringement procedures.

The coordination of the EU affairs at the Ministry of the Economy and Innovation is implemented in accordance with the Resolution of the Government of the Republic of Lithuania No 21 'On the Coordination of the European Union Affairs'.

Competitiveness Council of the EU 

The Competitiveness Council works to enhance competitiveness and increase growth in the EU. It deals with four major policy areas: internal market, industry, research and innovation and space. The Competitiveness Council brings together ministers responsible for trade, economy, industry, research and innovation, and space from all member states. Relevant European Commissioners also participate in meetings. The Minister of the Economy and Innovation of the Republic of Lithuania is representing Lithuania at the Council (internal market, industry, space).

 

EU Internal Market

One of the most substantial attainments of the European integration is the EU internal market where common rules facilitating trade, investments and cross-border movement of persons are applied. Development of the internal market is an on-going process within the remit of EU institutions and Member States.

Coordination of the implementation of the EU internal market policy is among the tasks of the Ministry of the Economy and Innovation.

The EU Affairs Coordination Division carries out the following activities:

  • in cooperation with other state's institutions and bodies coordinates the contribution of the Republic of Lithuania into the EU policy making in the area of horizontal issues of the internal market;
  • in cooperation with other state's institutions and bodies responsible for specific EU internal market fields coordinates the implementation of the EU internal market policy;
  • coordinates the policy making and implementation of the EU policy in the area of free movement of goods;
  • is a National IMI coordinator and oversees the overall deployment and smooth functioning of IMI in Lithuania;
  • performs the functions of the Lithuanian SOLVIT centre in addressing problems which are faced by economic entities and citizens due to the lack of proper functioning of the EU internal market.

 

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Last updated: 01-04-2019