A New Strategy for the Single Market: At the Service of Europe's Economy and Society. Report to the President of the European Commission José Manuel Barroso
BAKGRUNN (fra Kommisjonens pressemelding, engelsk utgave)
President Barroso receives today the report of professor Mario Monti on a new strategy for the Single Market. He had entrusted Mario Monti with the mission to prepare the report in October 2009. The Single Market is the cornerstone of Europe's integration and sustainable growth. As the European Union approaches the 20th anniversary of the symbolic date of 1992, President Barroso believes, as announced in his Political Guidelines and in the Europe 2020 strategy, that the Single Market requires renewed political determination so that it can withstand the threat of economic nationalism and fulfil all its potential. The report will be the basis for a Commission initiative to relaunch the Single Market as a key strategic objective of the Commission. Mario Monti is President of Bocconi University and former Commissioner for the Internal market, Financial services and Tax policy (1995-1999) and for Competition (1999-2004).