25th Anniversary of the Single Market

Event date: 21/12/2017

The EU internal market (or single market, formerly the common market) seeks to guarantee the free movement of goods, capital, services and people within the 28 member states.

In the 1980s, the Delors Commission took the initiative to attempt to re-launch the common market, publishing a White Paper in 1985 identifying 300 measures to be addressed in order to complete a single market. The White Paper which was well received and led to the adoption of the Single European Act, a treaty which reformed the decision making mechanisms of the EEC and set a deadline of 31 December 1992 for the completion of a single market.

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The Single Market seeks to guarantee the free movement of goods, capital, services, and labour.

The Single European Act (SEA) revises the Treaties of Rome in order to add new momentum to European integration and to complete the internal market.

The European Commission submits to the Council its White Paper on the completion of the internal market.

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The European Single Market
Background  -  08/01/2018
History: Jacques Delors' Europe
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History: European Single Market
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