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Understanding equivalence and single passport in financial services: Third country access to the single market [Policy Podcast]

Written by Marcin Szczepański, Alongside closer integration of the single market in financial services on the one hand and the more general globalisation of the sector on the other, the issue of access for third-country institutions has become increasingly important – not least recently in relation to the question of access to the continent for … Continue reading

The Juncker Commission’s ten priorities: State of play at the start of 2017

Written by Étienne Bassot and Wolfgang Hiller, More than two years since Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker took office on 1 November 2014, having presented the ten priority areas that would serve as his Commission’s guiding lines for the following five years, the European Commission is now approaching the midway point of its mandate. Building on the … Continue reading

Understanding the Single Market for services [Policy Podcast]

Services account for 70% of European Union (EU) GDP and for a similar share of jobs, but only 20% of services, representing 5% of EU GDP, are provided across borders. Intra-EU trade in services has been less affected by the crisis than trade in goods, however, and experts agree that further integration of the market will bring about significant economic gains Continue reading

Cross-border parcel delivery services [EU Legislation in Progress]

High prices and the inconvenience of cross-border parcel delivery have been identified as being among the main obstacles to a bigger uptake of e-commerce among European consumers and retailers. Continue reading

Outlook for the European Council of 17-18 March 2016

Written by Ralf Drachenberg and Stanislas de Finance The European Council of 17-18 March 2016 will discuss further steps to address the migration crisis, focusing on the follow-up to the 7 March meeting of the EU Heads of State or Government with Turkey and on reforming the EU’s existing framework for a common asylum policy. … Continue reading

A Digital Single Market Strategy for Europe

Written by Marcin Szczepański The European Commission has proposed a new strategy to create a fully integrated Digital Single Market (DSM), in order to gradually bring down the remaining obstacles and move from 28 national markets to a single one. The strategy comprises a mix of legislative and non-legislative initiatives to be tabled by the … Continue reading

Digital Single Market and geo-blocking

Written by Tambiama Madiega On 6 May 2015 the European Commission unveiled its Digital Single Market Strategy with which, inter alia, it intends to remove barriers to e-commerce across Europe. One such barrier is ‘geo-blocking’, that is commercial practices that prevent or restrict customers from accessing or purchasing a product or a service online, thereby … Continue reading

The EU’s prominent antitrust cases [What Think Tanks are thinking]

Written by Marcin Grajewski The European Commission is pursuing a number of high-profile investigations in the competition area, highlighting the determination of the new team at the European Union’s executive to be a tough enforcer of antitrust laws. Last month, the Commission sent a Statement of Objections to Google, alleging the company has abused its … Continue reading

A connected Digital Single Market – State of play and the way forward

Written by Marcin Szczepański Information and communication technologies and the digital economy have the potential to improve Europe’s productivity and create growth and jobs. The EU has been making efforts to help create a more integrated European digital economy since the mid-1990s. In 2010, the Commission added new momentum to the process, and with the … Continue reading

Reforming the structure of the EU banking sector

Written by Marcin Szczepanski The financial and economic crisis has been marked by the ‘Too big to fail’ problem – a number of financial institutions of a size large enough to pose a systemic problem to the economy required public support to continue operations. According to economic research this has led to implicit subsidies and a distortion of … Continue reading

Single Market in Transport and Tourism: Cost of Non-Europe Report

Single Market in Transport and Tourism : Cost of Non-Europe Report Significant progress has been achieved during the last 20 years in creating a Single Market for Transports. European tourism is and will remain a vital component of the economy, with enormous economic potential. Both sectors suffer however from remaining barriers, gaps and market inefficiencies that create substantial costs … 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 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

EU competition policy: key to a fair Single Market

The aim of EU competition policy is to safeguard the correct functioning of the Single Market. In essence it ensures that enterprises have the possibility to compete on equal terms on the markets of all Member States. Competition policy encompasses a wide range of areas: antitrust and cartels, merger examination, state aid, the liberalisation of … Continue reading

Consumer programme 2014-20

6 language versions available in PDF format Verbraucherprogramm 2014–2020 Programa de Consumidores 2014-2020 Le programme “Consommateurs” 2014-2020 Programma per la tutela dei consumatori 2014-2020 Program ochrony konsumentów na lata 2014-2020 Consumer programme 2014-20 The consumer programme finances actions in the area of EU consumer policy. These aim to create the conditions necessary for EU citizens … Continue reading

Towards a European single market for telecoms

The telecommunications sector is crucial to the entire economy of the EU. Since 2009, despite constant growth in demand for data services, its revenues have been declining. Despite having an early lead, European telecoms lag behind international competition with regards to investment and deployment of modern infrastructure. Even though legal obstacles to liberalisation were removed … Continue reading

Updated product rules for recreational boats

6 language versions available in PDF format Aktualisierte Produktvorschriften für Sportboote Actualización de las normas aplicables a las embarcaciones de recreo Actualisation des règles applicables aux bateaux de plaisance Aggiornamento delle norme sulle imbarcazioni da diporto Zaktualizowane zasady dotyczące rekreacyjnych jednostek pływających Updated product rules for recreational boats The EU has some 6 million motor … Continue reading

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