Bertelsmann Stiftung

Subsidiarity and Proportionality in the Single Market - An EU fit for inclusive growth

A relaunched strategy for subsidiarity

Together with Bertelsmann Stiftung, Copenhagen Economics have conducted a study on the economic effects of EU internal market regulation. We analyse the economic growth or lack of the same across EU since 2000, address the current and future challenges, while focussing on the EU legislation and the use of the principles of subsidiarity and proportionality.

In terms of economic trends since 2000, we have identified three key trends:

The report also offers a fresh perspective on the principles of subsidiarity and proportionality in the European Union, particularly in the light of the digital transformation that will drive economic growth the coming years:

The study is commissioned by Bertelsmann Stiftung.