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Doing Business in Europe:
The Single Market

The removal of all barriers to the free movement of goods, people and capital - to the extent necessary to ensure the smooth operation of the European Common Market - was the central objective of the 1957 Treaty of Rome, while the removal of barriers to the provision of services was considered to be an implicit objective of the Treaty. Collectively, these form the four freedoms of what is today labeled the Single European Market (SEM) or "the Internal Market".

  • The Incomplete "Single" Market
  • The Single Market Scoreboard, 2004 and 2007
  • Ongoing Efforts to Reconstruct the Single European Market
  • EU Competition Policy

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