The December Council meeting will focus on taking stock of its decisions taken in response to the migration crisis, the follow-up to the five Presidents' report on completing the Economic and Monetary Union, addressing the completion of the European single market
, and the UK relations with the EU.
Speaking at the Maritime Cyprus conference in Limassol, Thomas Rehder, President of the European Community Shipowners' Association said that "as long as shipping is not as easy and straight forward as running a truck, we have not completed the European Single Market
This is the beginning of the end of the world of the last few decades - of the economic assumptions of the West that were given validation by the end of the Soviet Union and the establishment of the European Single Market
Some 500 firms from other EU member states are based in Wales, employing more than 54,000 people, and 150,000 jobs in Wales depend on access to the European single market
The European single market
enables the North East to make the most of its excellent exports record.
Fourthly, for the European Single Market
to work effectively, there have to be common standards.
Secretary of State for Scotland Alistair Carmichael MP said: "The European Single Market
has been of immense benefit to businesses in Scotland and the rest of the UK.
The right mixture of policies could ensure that it will carry the same clout as Germany and France when it comes to actually taking constructive action in building up a European Single Market
in energy production and distribution.
The stability of the European single market
was vitally important to business as Britain pulls out from deep recession, he said.
If national parliaments all around the EU were regularly and unilaterally able to choose which bits of EU law they would apply and which bits they would not then the European single market
would not work,a Hague said in a TV interview.
The new regulatory proposals to the achievement of a European single market
for electronic communications demands "to empower the Commission to adopt implementing acts to harmonise spectrum availability, the timing of assignments and the duration of rights of use for spectrum" and to "ensure a consultation mechanism enabling the Commission to review draft national measures concerning the assignment and the use of spectrum" (European Commission, 2013b).
To supporters of the Brussels Consensus, this is simply the operation of the European single market
bringing economic efficiency to overtaxed countries.