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EU single market strategy

BusinessEurope pleads for a renewed focus on making the single market work better. Remaining barriers to free movement need to be removed urgently.

Companies often cannot complain about additional national or local requirements, such as additional testing requirements or more paperwork – for lack of time or resources or other reasons. Either they find a solution, which requires spending time and resources, or worse, they simply refrain from operating online and/or across borders.


Press releases Date
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
Position papers Date
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
Priorities for the future of the single market - BusinessEurope's response to the consultation on the Single Market Act 22/02/2011
Public letters Date
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
Single Market Act 2 - Letter from Philippe de Buck to Commissioner Michel Barnier 31/08/2012
Relaunching the EU Single Market - Contribution to Mario Monti's report 27/01/2010
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
Reports and studies Date
Single market: the way forward 02/10/2012
Event Date
BusinessEurope priorities for the Single Market - Discussion note for meeting with Jonathan Faull, Director General for Internal Market and Services 08/10/2010
Last updated: 7 July 2016