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The Communication 2001 


The Communication aimed at gathering information on whether there is a need for EU action in this area. It examined in particular whether the existing approach of harmonisation by sector can solve all problems, which may result in barriers to the smooth functioning of the internal market, that arise. Two areas of potential problems were put forward for discussion in the Communication. First, the diversity of national contract laws which may result in barriers to the smooth functioning of the Internal Market and second, that the uniform application of Community law, in particular, the consistency amongst other EU legislative instruments might be affected.

The Communication set out four possible options for improvement:


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