A fully functioning EU internal market would maximise competition between businesses and bring optimal benefits to consumers.
The principle of the free movement of goods, capital, services and persons within the internal market is one of the cornerstones of European integration. Europe needs a fully functioning Single Market if it is to maximise competition and bring optimal benefits to consumers in terms of price and choice. It is important to enforce these fundamental freedoms and to prevent unnecessary barriers in order to create a true Single Market.
Remove barriers: Retail and wholesale calls for the realisation of a true Single Market by removing barriers for businesses, for example regarding establishment and free movement of goods and services.
Better enforcement: Rapid action by the European Commission is key to putting an end to further fragmentation of the Single Market. Better and swifter enforcement is needed to cope with the threat of nationalist protectionism and consequent distortion of competition.
Stronger commitment: The Single Market should not just be an abstract concept, but should be fully supported by EU institutions and Member States, without political fudging.