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Are the Four Freedoms in the EU Inseparable?
Europa Briefing: The four freedoms in the EU

 

In the publication series “Europa briefing” our colleagues from “Repair and Prepare: Strengthen the Euro“, a joint project between the Bertelsmann Stiftung and the Jacques Delors Institut – Berlin, cover key topics of European politics and present possible scenarios. What is the problem? What might happen next? And what can politics do now? Each week, we will present one of these briefings for you on this blog. Alternatively, you can click here to find all the Europa briefings on the website of the project. The Europa briefings were published first in November 2017

 

This Week’s Briefing: The four freedoms in the EU

 

The four freedoms govern the movement of goods, persons, services and capital within the EU. They are the cornerstones of the Single Market and the common currency. Many citizens see them as the greatest achievement of the European unification project. Brexit has reignited the discussion surrounding the free movement of people – that is the opportunity to live and work in any EU country. Technically speaking, it is possible to separate the four freedoms, but does it make political sense?

 

To get the answers to all these questions and more, simply click on the download window above to read the full brief.

 

„The Europa briefing series is published as part of “Repair and Prepare: Strengthen the euro”. For this project, the Bertelsmann Stiftung has joined forces with the Jacques Delors Institut – Berlin to provide a roadmap for a stronger Economic and Monetary Union. You can find all briefings and further publications on the future of the Eurozone on the website of the project www.strengthentheeuro.eu.

 

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