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The European single market

The single market is the central aim of the EU. It aims to create the free movement of goods, capital, services, and people, which are intended to help the EU’s economy and finances. An important related policy which 19 members are part of is the single currency, the euro. The EU has powers to investigate unequal competition between companies, some say in taxation, and has established a plan for improving the single market called the Europe 2020 strategy.