EPRS Admin By / April 15, 2015

Cost of non-Europe – Potential GDP gains from closing gaps in the EU single market

Cost of non-Europe – Potential GDP gains from closing gaps in the EU single market

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Findings from recent research commissioned by the Parliament’s European Added Value Unit for the Committee on Internal Market and Consumer Protection suggest that a further deepening of the ‘classic’ single market could still lead to significant gains for EU consumers and citizens, eventually increasing EU-28 GDP by a further 615 billion euro, or 4.4 per cent , if remaining barriers could be eliminated and existing European law were to be applied effectively. Results from implementation can, however, take time and full implementation may be elusive. It is a difficult exercise, therefore, to estimate precisely the potential achievable gains or how near to full completion the single market EU can move.


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