State of the single market integration 2013. Contribution to the annual growth survey 2013.
An integrated Single Market is a key driver for economic growth and jobs and offers additional opportunities for European citizens. It therefore plays a central role in achieving the objectives of the Europe 2020 strategy. As announced in the June 2012 Commission Communication on better governance for the single market1, this report aims at monitoring the functioning of the Single Market within the European semester process. It presents an analysis of the state of Single Market integration in key areas with the greatest growth potential, i.e. services, networks and digital economy2. The objective of this report is to identify policy priorities in the context of the Annual Growth Survey 2013, which if carried out by Member States, would contribute to unlocking the full Single Market growth potential, and to removing remaining obstacles to further integration. This report also calls to step up efforts to ensure better implementation and enforcement of rules that are already in place.
Number of pages22p.
DescriptionReport from the Commission to the European Parliament, the Council, the European Economic and Social Committee,the Committee of the Regions and the European Investment Bank. COM (2012) 752 final, 28 November 2012