Politico’s Spotlight Event presented by GSMA: 25 years of Single Market: Making the Myth a Reality
2018 is the silver anniversary of the single market – the EU’s imperfect and historic hallmark achievement – and its implementation is under assault on all fronts. From differences in food, transport, energy, and financial policies to rapid digitization to failures to implement existing laws, the EU is entering a crunch period in which it will have to make tough decisions over how far it will go to defend the harmonized internal market.
With the European Commission entering into the last year of its mandate and the United Kingdom’s pending departure of the single market, what remains to be done to bring down the barriers and unlock the opportunities?
- On which single market areas should the EU re-center its priorities? What comes first?
- With the rise of protectionism, how do we reconcile a fractured Single Market?
- What role can competition enforcement take in driving integration?
- What can be done to accelerate the implementation of EU legislation into national laws?