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Harmonisation as a principle for Single Market legislation

IMCO
József Antall building, Room 6Q2
© European Union (2019)

Two panels discussed the actual benefits of the harmonisation of national rules and the possible future framework for harmonisation in the EU Single Market. Business and consumer representatives together with policy making representatives from the EU Council and the European Commission delved into the issues of reducing regulatory obstacles, bringing transparency for consumers, attracting investments and competing at global level through harmonisation.

The aim was to further strengthen the Single Market as the best asset to generate growth and foster competitiveness of European companies in the globalised markets, meeting the challenges of technological developments, emerging economic trends and growth models while promoting synergies with international and global standards.