The Single Market does not deliver benefits automatically. European laws have to be adopted, written into national law and enforced in every Member State.
The European Commission monitors the functioning of the Single Market and controls the full and timely respect of EU law in co-operation with Member States.
But the Single Market should not only be a legal construct – it should work in practice for its customers. For this to happen, the European Commission and the EU Member States need to work together at all stages of the governance cycle