The Single Market is based on a large body of EU law, accompanied by national transposition measures. However, it is essential to ensure that the Single Market does not exist only on paper but also in reality for citizens and businesses who want to work, travel, shop, invest or do business across borders.
This requires effective governance of the Single Market by the European Commission and by the EU and EEA Member States, as well as effective implementation “on the ground”, in the Member States.
This scoreboard aims to give an overview of the practical management of the Single Market. The scoreboard covers all those areas of the Single Market where sufficient reliable data are available. Certain areas of the Single Market such as financial services, transport, energy, digital economy and others are closely monitored separately by the responsible Commission services.
The information is organised:
- by stage in the governance cycle;
- by performance per Member State;
- by governance tool;
- by policy area (work in progress) and
- by state of trade integration and market openness (work in progress).
It not only gives a performance overview for all the Member States but also covers the results that have been achieved, the feedback received and conclusions drawn, providing a basis for future action.