Summary of What Strategy for a Genuine Single Market?


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What Strategy for a Genuine Single Market? summary
A true European single market requires the concerted efforts of EU entities, member countries and citizens.


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Since the 1980s, the single market in Europe has progressed unevenly, with a long trail of false turns and ill-considered efforts cutting across national boundaries and political and cultural systems. Professor Jacques Pelkmans presents a sober assessment of the work needed to create a true single European market. Despite its often dry and turgid style, this in-depth report offers valuable insights. getAbstract recommends this timely analysis to policy makers with an advanced understanding of the issues and challenges surrounding the creation of a true European single market.

In this summary, you will learn

  • What a true single market could mean for Europe and
  • What steps are necessary to achieve it.


A true single market would Europeanize all products, services, labor, capital, knowledge and technology and allow them unfettered cross-border movement within the European Union. EU regulation should prevail in a single market; neither national interventions nor interests should disrupt its overarching...
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About the Author

Jacques Pelkmans, a professor at the College of Europe, is a senior fellow at the Centre for European Policy Studies.

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