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Free movement of goods within the EU single market

The free movement of goods is one of the four fundamental freedoms of the EU – together with services, capital and people – and a cornerstone of the single market. Continue reading

The Western Balkans’ Berlin process: A new impulse for regional cooperation

Written by Velina Lilyanova, The six Western Balkan countries – Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Kosovo, Montenegro and Serbia – are united by the common goal of joining the EU. However, they still face divisions, both infrastructural and political, and are confronted, among other things, by a dire economic situation … Continue reading

Common unemployment insurance scheme for the euro area : Cost of Non-Europe Report

The European Parliament has called for a “social dimension” to the Economic and Monetary Union to tackle unemployment and restore growth following the recent economic crisis. Among various alternative options, automatic stabilisers could potentially be means of stabilising the Eurozone, while at the same time addressing social problems associated with the financial crisis. This Cost … Continue reading

The Cost of Non-Europe in the Single Market (Cecchini revisited)

It is well known that the Single Market has contributed significantly to economic growth and consumer welfare in the European Union. It has not however achieved its full potential and economic gains could be secured by better and more effective application of existing legislation and a deepening of the Single Market. This Cost of Non-Europe … Continue reading

Economic integration in Sub-Saharan African countries

written by Eric Pichon Last update: 9 January 2014. In a globalised world, regional economic integration is seen by many (liberal) economists as a way to realise economies of scale in goods’ and services’ production and distribution. An open and wider market should attract investments and in turn help create more jobs, which eventually would … Continue reading

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