The European Union: Single Market and the euro. BTEC Business. What do we consider Europe to be ?. Europe can mean different things to different people: an integrated Europe, including the eurozone, the European Union and the Single Market
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Europe can mean different things to different people:
‘one of the main engines of the EU’
but also said:
‘you can’t fall in love with the single market’
European Commission estimates the Single Market has produced:
PricewaterhouseCoopers identified some major problems in the internal market:
‘Scorecard’ of progress being made in the creation of the Internal Market:
The 2003 Scorecard found that SOLVIT centres in Germany, Portugal and the Netherlands have dealt with the most cases
A Portuguese car breakdown van had travelled to Belgium to pick up an undriveable Portuguese car. The van was stopped in Spain by police who fined the driver 600 euro as the van was not fitted with a tachograph. The Portuguese SOLVIT centre complained on the basis that EU Regulations exempt breakdown vehicles from being fitted with this equipment. The Spanish admitted their mistake and repaid the fine within three weeks.
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