MJIEL Vol 11 Issue 3 2014 - Book Review

Book Review

European Union Internal Market Law
by Friedl Weiss & Clemens Kaupa, Cambridge University Press, 2014, ISBN: 9781107636002, 360 pages, £ 28.99
Reviewed by Pamela Nika

The idea of a common market, now the internal market, between the European countries constituted one of the principal objectives of European Union and has its roots in the very initiative of its establishment, since the creation of the European Economic Community. However, the process of accomplishing an area free of barriers in the movement of goods, services, capital and people, with mutual recognition of standards and common regulatory frameworks, was not easy to be enforced due to a period of instability in the European arena. After the Delors Report, which was well received and did open the way to the adoption of the Single European Act, the goal of a common market was finally completed and officially launched in 1992. Regardless of its establishment, the internal market remains an ongoing project until nowadays, where there is still law to be implemented on the national level and important areas like energy, which remain less integrated.

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