Single Market Governance: Lessons from the European Experience

  • Michelle Egan


Much has been accomplished 20 years after the Single European Act, which led to the widening scope and deepening of the internal market in Europe. The internal market has extended to cover most of the goods sector, select service sectors, and made significant progress in capital market liberalization and intellectual property rights. For labor, progress has been more limited with continued restrictions in place that limit mobility. Assessment should also take account of cross-cutting issues such as public procurement, research, and innovation policies, which influence the market dynamics and strategies of firms in Europe.1


Member State Supra Note Economic Freedom Mutual Recognition Market Integration 
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© James T. McHugh 2012

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