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The single market and competitiveness – the challenges for the Juncker team

1 October 2014
Malcolm Harbour (Senior Adviser to EPC on the Single Market)


In his article about the Single Market and Competitiveness, Malcolm Harbour calls on the new European Commission to pursue even more effective implementation and “better regulation”rather than new initiatives. He argues that the team of President Juncker should tackle the continued problem of ineffective application and weak enforcement of key Single Market measures by Member States, introducing a “fast track” method for compliance monitoring. He also calls for improvements regarding the Digital Single Market, the Services Directive, full implementation of the Consumer Rights Directive, a mutual evaluation and full appraisal of the Mutual Recognition Directive, and a consistent implementation of the Public Procurement rules agreed in 2014.

The single market and competitiveness – the challenges for the Juncker team