The internal market of the European Union is a single market in which the free movement of goods, services, capital and persons is ensured and in which European citizens are free to live, work, study and do business.
Since it was created in 1993, the single market has opened more to competition, created new jobs, defined more affordable prices for consumers and enabled businesses and citizens to benefit from a wide choice of goods and services.
The European Union is working towards further simplification of the regulations which still prevent citizens and businesses from making the most of the advantages of the single market.
- Internal market: general framework
Living and working in the internal market
Free movement of people, asylum and immigration, free movement of workers
Single Market for Goods
Free movement of goods, technical harmonisation, product labelling and packaging, consumer safety, pharmaceutical and cosmetic products, chemical products, motor vehicles, construction, external dimension
Single market for services
Free movement of services, professional occupations, services of general interest, transport, Information Society, postal services, financial services, banks, insurance, securities markets
Single market for capital
Free movement of capital, economic and monetary union, economic and private stakeholders, fiscal aspects, combating fraud, external relations
Businesses in the internal market
Company law, public procurement, intellectual property