Local Minister of State joins Commissioner at SME Roundtable on Access to Single Market

Coinciding with his visit to Ireland, Commissioner for the Internal Market, Thierry Breton, met with indigenous small and medium digital companies to discuss their experience of the Single Market.

Representing the Irish Government, local Minister of State with responsibility for Trade Promotion, Deputy Robert Troy, joined the event to hear of the key challenges facing Irish businesses as they look to expand across the EU market.

The roundtable was an opportunity for the Commissioner to engage directly with small and medium sized companies in the digital sector on the policy needs of their sector and on what does and does not work well for them as they trade across the Single Market.

“I believe that the Commissioner and I have a shared desire to ensure that the Single Market is the best place to do business, where goods and services are traded easily without unnecessary obstacles, a market that fosters innovation and competitiveness, where small companies can grow and compete not just within the EU but on the global stage too.

“I am delighted that the Commissioner came to Dublin and specifically asked to hear first-hand the experience of Irish businesses in the Single Market and of the areas where we need to pay more attention to improve it further. The EU’s recovery and success will depend greatly on the efforts of our SMEs – we must be sure to remember that as we shape policies and design new regulations,” Deputy Troy stated.


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