Single Market as a lever for the economic recovery
The COVID-19 pandemic put the integrity of the Single Market under heavy strain, as EU countries one after the other shut down their borders in order to protect their citizens. More than ever this situation underscored how much our value chains are not confined anymore within national territories.
Even before the virus outbreak, companies in the chamber network were complaining about the lack of integration of the Single Market and the flurry of different rules and procedures they are confronted with.
In this session, the speakers will discuss how to have a new momentum to create a more ambitious Single Market and how it can contribute to the economic recovery effort of the EU.
Key topics to be addressed:
- How to ensure that the damage to the integrity of the single market during COVID does not have a lasting impact
- What can be done to reduce the economic damage of national measures imposed at borders in response to COVID-19?
- How can the single market be strengthened as part of the economic recovery effort?
- What is the role of the Single Market Enforcement Task Force (SMET) in this process and how can the business community get involved?