Plans for a future-proof single market 

Measures to eliminate remaining barriers and seize new opportunities in the single market to benefit citizens and businesses will be discussed with the Commission on Wednesday.

MEPs will react to the state of play on remaining barriers and opportunities in the single market presented by the European Commission on 22 November 2018, and on its call for key proposals to be swiftly adopted before the end of this legislature, including laws on the Digital Single Market, sustainable energy and the Capital Markets Union.

Lawmakers will assess options for action to ensure that Europe makes the most of the new opportunities of a changing global environment.

This debate will feed into a resolution to be put to the vote during December’s plenary session.

At the European Council on 13-14 December 2018, EU leaders will review the state of play regarding a fully functioning single market.

2018 marks the 25th anniversary of the EU’s single market, which accounts for a fifth of the world’s economy.

Procedure: Commission statement followed by debate (with resolution)


Debate: Wednesday, 28 November

Vote: December