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Describe the key stages in the development of the SEM and assess the validity of the statement above.

While the single European market (SEM) was ostensibly complete by the end of 1992, it remains a project in ‘continuous creation’.

Describe the key stages in the development of the SEM and assess the validity of the statement above.

In your answer, critically analyze the operation of the single market in relation to one of the following

  1. A digital single market
  2. A single currency
  3. Food standards and safety

Question Two

The free movement of goods is often referred to as the ‘cornerstone of the single market.

Describe the key Treaty provisions and legal principles through which the European Union implements the free movement of goods.

Critically analyze one of the following

  1. The requirement to show the involvement of the state in order to invoke Article 34 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (TFEU)
  2. The development of the ‘market access’ approach in relation to indistinctly applicable measures under Article 34
  3. The taxation of products in competition with each other under Article 110 TFEU

Question Three

Describe the key Treaty provisions and legal principles through which the European Union implements the free movement of workers.

In your answer critically analyze the impact of the decisions of the Court of Justice on the free movement of workers, in relation to one of the following

  1. The evolving concept of a ‘worker’ in EU law
  2. Family rights and the changing concept of the family

Question Four

In relation to both the free movement of goods and workers, the Court of Justice has interpreted the provisions which allow for any limitations to free movement in a very restrictive way.

Assess the validity of this statement in relation to one of the following

  1. Derogations to the free movement of goods under Article 36 of the TFEU and under the principles set out in the Cassis de Dijon
  2. Derogations to the free movement of workers under Article 45 TFEU

Question Five

Eu competition policy is key to achieving a fair single market

Discuss the aims and objectives of EU competition law and critically assess the operation of the rules in relation to one of the following. Please refer to relevant case law or examples in your answer

  1. Abuse of a dominant position
  2. Mergers that lessen competition
  3. State aid