The European Internal Market – challenges for free movement
Project manager: Karolina Zurek
How to reconcile the interests of a free market with social policy objectives is a complex and debated issue. The issue has been considered differently in different time periods and solutions have varied with different currents of ideas. Within the EU, the issue has been raised through the review of the internal market and...
Project Manager: Jörgen Hettne and Ulrika Stavlöt
In this project some central areas of the internal market will be analyzed; such as, financial services, union citizenship, company law and labour law.
One of the most discussed labour market issues confronting the EU in recent years is that of trade in services and how this should be regulated....
Project manager: Ulrika Stavlöt
One of the most hotly debated issues in the EU in recent years has concerned trade in services and how it should be regulated. Judging from the public discussion, attitudes are less favourable to imports of services than to traditional imports of goods. In 2009 SIEPS published a research report documenting to what extent attitudes to various types of trade differ and how these attitudes are...
Project Manager: Jonas Eriksson
Even though the potential consequences in the EU15 of the eastern enlargement received much attention in the public debate prior to 1 May 2004, Sweden, Ireland and the UK did not introduce transitional rules. They therefore serve as examples from which we can gain valuable information on the implications of opening the...
Project Manager: Josefin Almer Wulff
In this project different aspects of the EU food policy is analysed from a legal perspective. The EU food policy has undergone major changes the last couple of years. Before the so-called BSE crisis in the 1990’s the European food policy was fragmentized and lacking clear goals. After the crisis the EU food policy...
Project Manager: Rickard Eriksson
The project studied the consequences of the European enlargement on the structure of industry in Europe, with a focus on Sweden. The liberalisation of trade and investments in the new Member States can affect the industry structure in several ways.
An increased specialization to industries in which countries have comparative advantages is likely, but also increased vertical...
Project manager: Carl Fredrik Bergström
The background to this project was the criticism coming from both the Swedish Government and representatives of Swedish industry and commerce of the manner in which application of regulations pertaining to control of mergers affects planned mergers in small member states. It was maintained, for example, that the Commission did not take economic policy into account in its...
SIEPS carries out multidisciplinary research in current European affairs. As an independent governmental agency, we connect academic analysis and policy-making at Swedish and European levels.