Will there ever be a free market in Europe for industries previously influenced by national government? European briefing

Floyd, David and Mercado, Simon (2003) Will there ever be a free market in Europe for industries previously influenced by national government? European briefing. European planning studies, 11 (5). pp. 585-594. ISSN 1469-5944

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Abstract

Much has been made of completing the Single European Market in Europe. Despite movements towards more advanced levels of integration such as currency union, there remains several grey areas in specific industries that are not allowing for open access to the market. These areas include government activities such as electricity and gas along with other industries such as telecommunications. This article sets out to examine whether there is likely to be a free market in these sectors and assesses the progress being made since the introduction of a number of procurement directives post-1998. This will therefore have an influence on land use planning. The article draws on the literature of regulation and industrial organization as well as European integration in order to demonstrate the complexities of these industries and the problems of full compliance with the single market.

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Additional Information:Much has been made of completing the Single European Market in Europe. Despite movements towards more advanced levels of integration such as currency union, there remains several grey areas in specific industries that are not allowing for open access to the market. These areas include government activities such as electricity and gas along with other industries such as telecommunications. This article sets out to examine whether there is likely to be a free market in these sectors and assesses the progress being made since the introduction of a number of procurement directives post-1998. This will therefore have an influence on land use planning. The article draws on the literature of regulation and industrial organization as well as European integration in order to demonstrate the complexities of these industries and the problems of full compliance with the single market.
Keywords:Human Geography, Urban Studies, Regional geography, Regional development, Housing & Land Economy, Planning, Governance, European Studies, Economic geography
Subjects:N Business and Administrative studies > N110 European Business studies
Divisions:College of Social Science > Lincoln Business School
ID Code:855
Deposited By: Jill Partridge
Deposited On:27 Sep 2007
Last Modified:13 Mar 2013 08:23

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