EU Watchdog Radio Epidose 44: 30 years of the single market, image of a EU flag and the podcast logo

How the Single Market has been used to obstruct progressive legislation

EU Watchdog Radio Episode 44

In this new episode of the podcast EU Watchdog Radio, Joana Louçã talks to economist and trade unionist Frank Ey, and to Olivier Hoedeman and Moritz Neujeffski, co-authors of CEO's latest report: 30 Years of EU Single Market: Time to remove the obstacles to social-ecological transformation


This year marks the 30th anniversary of the creation of EU's Single Market, and to mark it, we have just launched a new report (and a board game!) showing how corporate interests have used Single Market rules to obstruct progressive social and environmental policies and regulations that might harm their profits.

We have invited the co-authors of the report Olivier Hoedeman and Moritz Neujeffski, as well as Frank Ey, who works at the EU & International Department of the Austrian Chamber of Labour and is a lecturer at the Vienna University of Economics and Business, to talk about the report and discuss its key findings.

If the European Union is to protect public services and take the climate crisis seriously, it will need to turn its back on neoliberalism and take steps to modernise Single Market governance so that the national and local measures needed for a just ecological transition are safeguarded. Listen to our podcast to find out what measures we suggest should be taken.



This podcast is produced by CEO and Counter Balance. Both NGOs raise awareness on the importance of good governance in the EU by researching issues like lobbying of large and powerful industries, corporate capture of decision making, corruption, fraud, human rights violations in areas like Big Tech, agro-business, biotech & chemical companies, the financial sector & public investment banks, trade, energy & climate, scientific research and much more…

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