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Thirty Years of the Single European Market. CEPS Special Report No. 148, 25 October 2016

Micossi, Stefano. (2016) Thirty Years of the Single European Market. CEPS Special Report No. 148, 25 October 2016. UNSPECIFIED.

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    Over the past thirty years, the Single European Market has been the core business of the European Union, and enormous progress has been achieved in both ‘widening’ the economic activities covered by EU legislation and ‘deepening’ the acquis to overcome emerging gaps in integration in areas already covered by legislation. And yet, empirical evidence indicates that market integration has stalled on many fronts and, more importantly, that the expected economic benefits of integration in terms of higher growth of incomes, jobs, and productivity have fallen short of expectations, notably in the long-established EU-15 member states. The situation has not improved since the introduction of the euro. This paper reviews the main developments in Single European Market (SEM) legislation and regulatory activities over the past three decades; it summarises the results of the SEM programme in market integration, highlighting areas where gaps appear to be more evident; and discusses the impact of economic integration within the SEM, including aspects that play an important role in feeding popular resistance to integration.

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    Item Type: Other
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Single European Market, regulatory models, free movement, goods, persons, capital, services.
    Subjects for non-EU documents: EU policies and themes > Policies & related activities > economic and financial affairs > Single Market
    Subjects for EU documents: UNSPECIFIED
    EU Series and Periodicals: UNSPECIFIED
    EU Annual Reports: UNSPECIFIED
    Series: Series > Centre for European Policy Studies (Brussels) > CEPS Special Reports
    Depositing User: Phil Wilkin
    Official EU Document: No
    Language: English
    Date Deposited: 27 Oct 2016 11:02
    Number of Pages: 36
    Last Modified: 27 Oct 2016 11:04

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