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Internal market: general framework
The internal market is one of the pillars of the European Union. Completed in 1992, the single market is an area without internal frontiers in which persons, goods, services and capital can move freely, in accordance with the Treaty establishing the European Community. The internal market is essential for prosperity, growth and employment in the EU, contributing to the achievement of its objectives under the Lisbon strategy. As an integrated, open and competitive area, it in fact promotes mobility, competitiveness and innovation, interacting in particular with the EU sectoral policies. To ensure that everyone, citizen or business, can make the most of the advantages of the single market, the EU concentrates on dismantling barriers still impeding its operation. It seeks to harmonise legislation in order to improve its response to the challenges of globalisation and to adapt to advances, such as the new technologies.
Internal Market strategy
- Single Market Act: improving our work, business and exchanges with one another
- Single market: improving its functioning
- Driving European recovery
- A single market for 21st century Europe
- Interim report on the single market in the 21st century
- Monitoring consumer outcomes in the single market
- The Internal Market Information System (IMI)
- Internal market Strategy - Priorities 2003-2006Archives
- Strategy for the internal marketArchives
- Mutual recognition
- Conflict resolution
- Transposal into national law
- Overviews of European Union: Internal Market.