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How social the single market? CEPS Commentaries, 13 April 2010

Pelkmans, Jacques. (2010) How social the single market? CEPS Commentaries, 13 April 2010. [Policy Paper]

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    The social dimension of the internal market has been a theme for debate ever since 1987, when Jacques Delors introduced it as a counterbalance to the emerging 'Europhoria' of European business about the EC-1992 single market programme. Although the complaints about the lack of a 'Social Europe' make it into the local and European press much more easily than a sober analysis of the actual meaning of the label and the factual progress made, this CEPS Commentary encourages the reader to step back for a moment and reflect on what 'the' social dimension of the single market does and does not mean and to assess where we stand today. Only then, it seems to me, is it possible to draw some inferences about the potential and scope of 'putting the social dimension upfront' in a new internal market initiative.

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    Item Type: Policy Paper
    Subjects for non-EU documents: EU policies and themes > Policies & related activities > economic and financial affairs > Single Market > general
    EU policies and themes > Policies & related activities > social policy > general
    Subjects for EU documents: UNSPECIFIED
    EU Series and Periodicals: UNSPECIFIED
    EU Annual Reports: UNSPECIFIED
    Series: Series > Centre for European Policy Studies (Brussels) > CEPS Commentaries
    Depositing User: Phil Wilkin
    Official EU Document: No
    Language: English
    Date Deposited: 11 Aug 2010
    Page Range: p. 6
    Last Modified: 15 Feb 2011 18:34

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