ISSUE: 4/2012

  • Volume 64
  • Number 4
  • 2012


Studia Europejskie –
Studies in European Affairs

ISSN: 1428-149X
e-ISSN: 2719-3780

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Bilans dwudziestolecia istnienia rynku wewnętrznego Unii Europejskiej – aspekty wdrażania legislacji unijnej

A summary of twenty years of the European Union internal market – aspects of implementing of EU legislation


As the area of free movement of goods, services, capital and persons, the internal market of the EU has been functioning for over 20 years. After the first
period of its development, its role was not appreciated. However, there is little doubt as to its influence on growth during the economic crisis in 2008–2010.
Thanks to the efforts of the Polish presidency in the second half of 2011, the internal market was recognised as one of the most important sources of economic development and “escaping forward” from the crisis. The legislation of the internal market has a vital role in the creation of the proper conditions for entrepreneurs operating within the internal market of the EU. Their situation and position depend on the proper implementation of legal acts. However,
the lack of implementation of EU directives in the Member States causes the socalled fragmentation of the internal market. Some Member States wrong implemented EU legislation or did not transpose it at all, which has created different conditions for the entrepreneurs and consumers in the EU. It seems
there are two solutions to address this problem. One of them has been applied for the last 3–4 years. Instead of directives, the Commission proposes using regulations which are directly applicable in all Member States and do not require any transposition and implementation measures on the part of the Member States. The second solution concerns the 28th regime, which would be an optional legal framework defined at EU level and constituting an alternative to national provisions.

Language: Polish

Pages: 51-78

How to Cite:


Ambroziak, A. (2012) "Bilans dwudziestolecia istnienia rynku wewnętrznego Unii Europejskiej – aspekty wdrażania legislacji unijnej". Studia Europejskie – Studies in European Affairs, 4/2012, pp. 51-78.