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EU single market strategy

BusinessEurope pleads for the single market as a fair market with the unquestioned freedoms of movement of people, capital, goods, services and data. It is crucial that there is understanding why the single market is the strongest tool to reap benefits of digitalisation and address the primary challenges people of Europe face, such as climate change, migration, global trade tensions and Brexit, along with a generally unstable global geo-political landscape. No EU member state is capable of addressing it all alone.

Freedoms of movement of capital, goods, services, people and data on the single market can give huge economic power to the EU, its members individually and as a whole, enabling Europeans to gain more from globalisation. Further opening and integration of the markets of goods and services and barrier-free conditions for data economy are needed.

At the policy making level, the Single Market should be brought back to the top of the political agenda of the EU as an overarching instrument and “reflex” for the future-proof EU and national policy and law-making.


Public letters Date
Enforcement of single market rules: task force to deliver (SMET) - Letter from Markus J. Beyrer to Thierry Breton 16/04/2021
Single Market as enabler of successful recovery and twin green-digital transition - Letter from Markus J. Beyrer to Anna Cavazzini 20/11/2020
EU Competitiveness Council policy debate on 18 September 2020: Single Market as enabler of successful recovery and resilience of the EU economy - Letter from Markus J. Beyrer to Peter Altmaier 16/09/2020
The Single Market Programme (2021-2027) - Letter from Markus J. Beyrer 12/10/2018
Comments on the 2017 Compliance Package (SMIT, Single Digital Gateway and SOLVIT) - Letter from Markus J. Beyrer to the EP IMCO Committee 10/10/2017
Comments on the Single Digital Gateway initiative - Letter from Markus J. Beyrer to Commissioner Elzbieta Bienkowska 07/12/2016
The Single Market Information Tool (SMIT) - Letter from Markus J. Beyrer to Commissioner Elzbieta Bienkowska 05/12/2016
Competitiveness Council meeting on 4-5 December 2014 - Investment plan, industrial competitiveness roadmap and single market development to increase growth and employment - Letter from Emma Marcegaglia and Markus J. Beyrer to Federica Guidi 01/12/2014
Facts and figures Date
Examples of Single Market barriers for businesses 15/09/2020
Position papers Date
Single Market governance package of March 2020 10/06/2020
Priorities for the single market beyond 2019 - BusinessEurope strategy paper - Update 12/09/2019
Priorities for the single market beyond 2019 - BusinessEurope strategy paper 20/11/2018
Comments on SMIT, Single Digital Gateway and SOLVIT 10/10/2017
BusinessEurope response to “Services Passport” public consultation 26/07/2016
Single market strategy: comments on the proposed "services passport" 06/04/2016
Building a true single market for Europe: business priorities - BusinessEurope contribution to the upcoming internal market strategy for Europe 28/09/2015
Press releases Date
EU action against Single Market barriers most welcome 10/03/2020
Single Market barriers undermine EU’s economic power 22/11/2018
Open the digital door and bring EU company law into 21st century 25/04/2018
EU Single Market: Council should build on 25 years of success 12/03/2018
Compliance Package: Positive move, but serious concerns about SMIT 02/05/2017
EU supports fast growing SMEs: better venture capital access 22/11/2016
EU Member States should bring single market barriers down 28/10/2015
Speeches Date
Business perspective on key priorities for the single market for products and services - Speech by Markus J. Beyrer at the Enterprise Policy Group (EPG) 26/11/2014


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Last updated: 8 September 2020