Regionalism and Globalization: The LDCs and the Single European Market

  • Pierre Buigues
  • Carlos Martínez Mongay

Abstract

In 1985, the White Paper on completing the internal market proposed that by the end of 1992 Member States abolish all remaining barriers to the free circulation of goods, services, persons and capital. The economic goal of the Single Market Programme (SMP) was to implement structural changes designed to restore the capacity of the European Union (EU) to generate growth and employment. At the request of the European Council (Resolution 1218/92), at the end of 1996 the Commission was charged with reporting on the overall effectiveness and impact of the SMP. The Commission has produced a number of publications on this subject and one issue of European Economy concentrates on assessing, to the extent possible, the economic impact of the Single Market so far.

Keywords

Europe Income Expense Agglomeration OECD 

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  • Carlos Martínez Mongay

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