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  • Mr. Monti said there was an implicit unfairness in the fact that Greece is now being asked for harsh fiscal sacrifices in the name of Europe's common currency, even though some countries have long violated the principles of the bloc's so-called single-market rules.

    Italy's Leader Warns EU Needs Better Democracy

  • "Even in the U.S. or Switzerland, people can get irritated that the single market is not as single as you might want," he said, adding that the list presented Wednesday is the EU's most ambitious single-market plan in a decade.

    EU Backs New Laws Forging Single Market

  • BRUSSELS — The European Commission plans to launch legal proceedings against Germany, France, Finland and Austria on Thursday to force revisions to bilateral aviation treaties with Russia, which EU authorities say violate the bloc's single-market and competition laws.

    EU Pushes for Revision of Aviation Pacts With Russia

  • The U.K. claims this "location policy" is protectionist and breaches single-market principles.

    U.K. Leaders Appear to Have No Answer on City's Future Role

  • For more than 20 years, British ministers have been coming out to Brussels and saying that they just love all this single-market stuff, but that they doubt the wisdom of trying to create a monetary union.8.15am: For anyone interested in the Financial Services Authority's report into RBS, my colleagues Jill Treanor and Simon Bowers have been covering it here.8.02am: Equity markets have not responded wildly this morning.

    Eurozone crisis: stock markets slide as summit optimism wanes - 12 December 2011

  • Her backing for the single-market project was vital.12

    Zero-Sum Future

  • Her backing for the single-market project was vital.12

    Zero-Sum Future

  • The claim was implicitly directed at Germany, which—like Italy—hasn't opened up its economy to competition as much as the European Union's single-market rules demand.

    Italy's Leader Warns EU Needs Better Democracy

  • Mr. Barnier is correct that single-market legislation prevents member states from vetoing movements toward free trade.

    Europe's Single Market Isn't a Free Market

  • Europe's highest court ruled that the way England's main soccer league distributes TV rights in the European Union violates single-market rules, a decision that could jeopardize the lucrative relationships sports leagues have built with pay-TV broadcasters across the continent.

    Ruling Upends Soccer Rights


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