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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

Mapping the Cost of Non-Europe, 2014 -19: Third edition (April 2015)

Written by Joseph Dunne On 13 April 2015, the European Parliamentary Research Service published the third edition of its study ‘Mapping the Cost of Non-Europe, 2014-19‘, previously published in March and July 2014. The analysis in the study builds, in large part, on a series of more detailed pieces of work undertaken for individual European Parliamentary Committees by the … 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

The Cost of Non-Europe in the Single Market. Part V – Consumer Acquis

Cost of Non-Europe Reports identify the possibilities for economic or other gains and/or the realisation of a ‘public good’ through common action at EU level in specific policy areas and sectors. This Cost of Non-Europe Report seeks to analyse the costs for citizens, businesses and relevant stake-holders of remaining gaps and barriers in the European … Continue reading

The Cost of Non-Europe in the Single Market. Part IV – Public Procurement and Concessions

Cost of Non-Europe Reports identify the possibilities for economic or other gains and/or the realisation of a ‘public good’ through common action at EU level in specific policy areas and sectors. This Cost of Non-Europe Report seeks to analyse the costs for citizens, businesses and relevant stake-holders of remaining gaps and barriers in the European … Continue reading

The Cost of Non-Europe in the Single Market. Part III – Digital Single Market

Cost of Non-Europe Reports identify the possibilities for economic or other gains and/or the realisation of a ‘public good’ through common action at EU level in specific policy areas and sectors. This Cost of Non-Europe Report seeks to analyse the costs for citizens, businesses and relevant stake-holders of remaining gaps and barriers in the European … Continue reading

The Cost of Non-Europe in the Single Market. Part II – Single Market for Services

Cost of Non-Europe Reports identify the possibilities for economic or other gains and/or the realisation of a ‘public good’ through common action at EU level in specific policy areas and sectors. This Cost of Non-Europe Report seeks to analyse the costs for citizens, businesses and relevant stake-holders of remaining gaps and barriers in the European … Continue reading

The Cost of Non-Europe in the Single Market. Part I – Free Movement of Goods

Cost of Non-Europe Reports identify the possibilities for economic or other gains and/or the realisation of a ‘public good’ through common action at EU level in specific policy areas and sectors. This Cost of Non-Europe Report seeks to analyse the costs for citizens, businesses and relevant stake-holders of remaining gaps and barriers in the European … Continue reading

Mapping the Cost of Non-Europe, 2014 -19

Updated on 03 July 2014 French version: Évaluer le coût de la non-Europe 2014-19 German version: Zuordnung der Kosten des Nicht-Europas 2014 -19 This paper embodies work-in-progress on a long-term project being undertaken by the European Parliament’s European Added Value Unit, in conjunction with the office of the Secretary-General and the Economic Governance Support Unit, in order to try to identify and … Continue reading

The road to the 1984 Spinelli Report

The Spinelli Report was the result of many years of work and reflection, a project developed on the basis of the Manifesto di Ventotene written by Altiero Spinelli with Ernesto Rossi in 1941. Spinelli chose to advocate a United States of Europe, and the first elected Parliament offered him the chance to work on some … Continue reading

Spinelli’s legacy: the federal path

6 language versions available in PDF format Das Vermächtnis von Altiero Spinelli: der Weg zu einem föderalen System El legado de Spinelli: la vía federal L’héritage d’Altiero Spinelli: la voie du fédéralisme Il lascito di Spinelli: la via del federalismo Spuścizna po Spinellim: federalizm Spinelli’s legacy: the federal path The 1984 Draft Treaty establishing the … Continue reading

Bosnia & Herzegovina: continuing standstill

Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) made very limited progress towards EU membership in 2013. The lack of measures to address discrimination on the grounds of ethnicity, and thus implement the judgment of the European Court of Human Rights is preventing BiH from moving closer to the EU. Background BiH was recognised as a potential candidate country … Continue reading

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