The European Single Market with its four freedoms (goods, people, workers and capital) is, probably, the greatest achievement of the European Union. As the virus COVID-19 spreads throughout our continent, the EU response needs to be one based on its founding principles of solidarity, openness, free trade and dialogue.
Since the start of the crisis, we have experienced an exceptional fast change to our daily life with travel restrictions and curfews throughout Europe. This has had (and will have) a tremendous impact in our societies and economy. However, we must look ahead and find solutions to the current pandemic as well as to the economic crisis that will follow – and these solutions can be found in the EU Single Market.
The questions and the solutions were discussed by Kerstin Jorna, Director-General of Directorate-General Internal Market (European Commission), Eva Maydell, Member of the European Parliament, Ivonne Bollow, Global Director Corporate Public Policy METRO AG and Luca Visentini ETUC’s General-Secretary.