EUs indre marked: status og fremtidsutsikter etter 30 år
BAKGRUNN (fra Kommisjonens pressemelding 16.3.2023)
EU competitiveness beyond 2030: looking ahead at the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the Single Market
Today, the Commission has published two Communications celebrating the 30th anniversary of the Single Market and setting out how to secure Long-term competitiveness of the EU.
The Single Market is undoubtedly the engine of the EU's society and economy. Further reduction of barriers and integration, especially for services, are essential for the Single Market to remain the key driver of EU's competitiveness. In the current geopolitical context, the EU is at a make-or-break moment to succeed in the twin green and digital transition and remain an attractive place for businesses.
The long-term view on competitiveness outlines how the EU can build on its strengths and achieve more than merely bridging the growth and innovation gap. A forward-looking, well-defined and coordinated EU framework will foster thriving businesses, able to compete on the global market, with attractive jobs and setting global standards.
Ursula von der Leyen, President of the European Commission, said: “With a war on our doorstep, with volatile energy prices, and massive clean-tech investments worldwide, Europe has to up its game. The Single Market has been our key asset to bring prosperity to our citizens and businesses but also to help us cope with crises such as the pandemic, Climate Change or the economic fallout of Russia's war against Ukraine. We can be proud of it and we must do our utmost to preserve and reinforce its strength. We must also make sure that regulatory and administrative frameworks are responsive to business needs. In future we will be guided by a series of key performance indicators, which can tell us whether Europe's economy is really becoming more productive and competitive. Because what gets measured gets done.”