A deeper and fairer Single Market: Commission boosts opportunities for citizens and business

Today the European Commission is presenting a roadmap to deliver on President Juncker’s political commitment to unleash the full potential of the Single Market and make it the launch pad for Europe to thrive in the global economy. The Single Market offers opportunities for professionals and businesses and a greater choice and lower prices for consumers. It enables people to travel, live, work and study wherever they wish. But these opportunities do not always materialise, because single market rules are not known, not implemented or simply jeopardised by unjustified barriers. And the Single Market needs to adapt to reflect today’s realities: innovative ideas and new business models must find their place too. The Single Market Strategy includes a set of targeted actions that will address current challenges and deliver results for consumers, SMEs and start-ups, innovative services and professionals across Europe. Commission Vice-President Jyrki Katainen, responsible for Jobs, Growth, Investment and Competitiveness, and Commissioner Elzbieta Bieńkowska, responsible for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs, will present the Strategy today at 12:45 CET in the Commission’s press room, with live broadcast on EBS. A press release, a factsheet with questions and answers as well as a video are available online