About: European Single Market

Competition 25-11-2019

Von Der Leyen urged to prioritise single market to counter slowdown

The European economy is undergoing a rapid transition, with digital technology and climate change needs set to transform normal commerce. Is the EU’s single market flexible enough to handle the change?
Brexit 07-08-2019

British beer waits to see what’s brewing with Brexit

Britain's beer industry is in limbo, waiting to see what is in the pipeline for brewers, pubs and drinkers after Brexit - but the glass is by no means half-empty.
Economy & Jobs 08-05-2019

Germany, wealthy regions are biggest winners of EU single market

The European Union's industrial heartlands, its urban regions and Germany are the biggest beneficiaries of the bloc's single market, according to a study that highlights the economic and social inequalities plaguing the bloc.
Agrifood 27-02-2019

‘EU’s best asset’ needs to be safeguarded, not only improved

While celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Single Market last year, the Commission called it 'Europe’s best asset in a changing world'. But Single Market’s resilience to internal and external shocks still needs to be strengthened further.
Brexit 25-10-2017

EU fishermen weigh in on Brexit tug-of-war

On Monday (23 October) 60 coastal communities from nine EU countries called on EU negotiators to secure EU fishermen’s interests in Brexit talks, as the UK seeks to take fisheries out of the final deal.
Economy & Jobs 30-08-2017

Brexit sparks europhilia among French business owners

Europe was the central theme at the launch of the summer summit by the Movement of Enterprises of France (Medef) on Tuesday (29 August). EURACTIV France reports.
Brexit 29-08-2017

UK opposition Labour backs soft Brexit, putting pressure on May

The opposition Labour Party has said it would keep Britain in the European single market and customs union for a transitional period after Brexit, offering an alternative to the government line after months of uncertainty over Labour's position.
Brexit 06-07-2017

EU negotiator hammers home harsh realities of no-deal Brexit

The EU's chief Brexit negotiator warned the United Kingdom on Thursday (6 July) that ending talks without a comprehensive agreement would only worsen the already complex situation, contrary to London's oft-repeated stance of 'no deal is better than a bad deal'.
Brexit 27-03-2017

UK manufacturers urge May to drop threat of no Brexit deal

Britain's manufacturers told Prime Minister Theresa May on Monday (27 March) to drop her threat that she might take the country out of the European Union without a new trade deal, saying they would bear the brunt of trade barriers with the EU.
Economic governance 23-02-2017

US businesses push EU single market in face of populist headwinds

Lawmakers must move forward with EU single market integration now more than ever, the vice-president of the American Chamber of Commerce to the European Union told EURACTIV.
Brexit 18-01-2017

Europeans ask May: Where is the give for all this take?

European leaders applauded Theresa May for providing clarity by finally outlining her plan for a clean break with the EU, but said she needed to be realistic about the price Britain would pay for leaving.

Swiss to tackle new EU treaty in 2017 amid right-wing resistance

The Swiss government plans to send parliament next year a broad new treaty with the European Union to replace a patchwork of bilateral deals now under strain from immigration, it said on Tuesday (29 November), but it faces stiff right-wing resistance.
Brexit 04-10-2016

Clegg: May making ‘huge mistake’ with hard Brexit

British Prime Minister Theresa May is making a "huge mistake" by heading for a hard Brexit -- severing ties with the European single market, former deputy prime minister Nick Clegg told AFP on Tuesday (4 October).
Brexit 22-07-2016

Corbyn: Brexit vote must be respected

British opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn said on Thursday (21 July) that the result of last month's vote to leave the European Union should be respected, putting him at odds with the lawmaker who is challenging him for his job.
Brexit 12-07-2016

Merkel urges Britain to quickly clarify relationship with EU

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Monday (11 July) access to the European Union's single market meant accepting the bloc's basic freedoms and rejected suggestions from London that Britain could retain full EU market access while curbing immigration.
Competition 17-11-2015

Greek beer market investigation exposes EU competition weaknesses

A ten-year long competition investigation into the Greek beer market has raised questions over the European Commission’s ability to enforce fair competition in the EU member states. EURACTIV Greece reports.
Competition 24-10-2013

EU summit: Wrap-up

The digital single market was supposed to dominate talks at the October EU summit in Brussels but discussions were soon eclipsed by the US spying allegations and illegal immigration following the Lampedusa tragedy. Read the feed below for a wrap-up of the events as they unfolded.
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