European Commission Discusses the Future of the Single Market

On 6 October the College of Commissioners held a comprehensive orientation debate on two related aspects of the Single Market. The Internal Market Strategy and the Labour Mobility Package were both announced in the European Commission Work Programme for 2015. Both initiatives are aimed at achieving a deeper and fairer Internal Market.

The Internal Market Strategy is a targeted set of actions to boost the cross-border exchange of goods and services. The discussions in the College of Commissioners established the priority areas for action upon which to focus when preparing the Internal Market Strategy which is due to be published later this autumn.

The Commissioners agreed that further action was needed to unlock the full potential of the Internal Market so that citizens, business and public authorities can access goods and services for the best quality, price or service; professionals can offer services across the EU quickly and conveniently, entrepreneurs can innovate and expand; new business models can flourish; and retailers find it easy to establish, do business and deliver their products across borders.

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