Brussels tries to deepen EU single market

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Series Details 4.10.12
Publication Date 04/10/2012
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On 3 October 2012 the European Commission presented the 'Single Market Act II: Together for new growth' outlining new steps to deepen the Single Market in the service of growth, employment and cohesion.

The Commission has identified 12 priorities to boost growth, employment and social cohesion in the Single Market, under four main drivers:

- Developing fully integrated networks in the Single Market

- Fostering mobility of citizens and businesses across borders

- Supporting the digital economy across Europe

- Strengthening social entrepreneurship, social cohesion, and consumer confidence/non-discrimination.

The Commission is committed to delivering all key legislative proposals by spring 2013 and all non-legislative actions by the end of 2013 at the latest.

Related Links
BBC News, 3.10.12: EU Single Market Act II aims to boost competition
European Commission: DG Internal Market and Services: The Single Market Act
European Commission: Press Release: IP/12/1054: Single Market Act II: twelve priority actions for new growth
European Commission: Memo/12/734: Single Market Act II - Frequently asked questions

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