State of the Union: Five key takeaways from Ursula Von der Leyen
17 September 2020
Key points from von der Leyen's state of the union speech [caption id="attachment_14822" align="alignnone" width="640"]...
The European Parliament rightly
adopted a resolution to make Single Market Governance a dedicated pillar of the
Today Europe is still a
long way off a smooth functioning internal market, particularly in services
such as retail and wholesale. Actions are necessary to make it easier for
retailers or wholesalers to sell cross-border, establish and conduct a business
in another Member State, and enable companies to fully benefit from a true
internal market. Making Single Market governance an integral part of the annual
European Semester cycle will put it high on the political agenda and guarantee
its ongoing improvement.
Member States and the
Commission can help to improve the governance of the Single Market through:
a fast and zero-tolerance attitude towards infriengements of EU legislation;
promoting and better resourcing SOLVIT centres;
accessible, comprehensive and up-to-date Points of Single Contact;
full and correct implementation of the Services Directive;
implementation of Single Market Acts I and II
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