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The impact of COVID-19 on the Internal Market

Study assessing the impact of the COVID-19 crisis on the European Union's Internal Market and consumer protection prepared for the European Parliament

Publishing date
01 March 2021

This study was prepared for the European Parliament’s Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection (IMCO). The study is available on the European Parliament’s online database, ‘ThinkTank‘. Copyright remains with the European Parliament at all times.


This study assesses the impact of the COVID-19 crisis on the Internal Market and consumer protection, including the impact of measures introduced at national and EU level to mitigate the consequences of the pandemic. What further measures should be considered in order to reinforce the resilience of the EU's Internal Market in the face of future crises?

The publication is provided by the Policy Department for Economic, Scientific and Quality of Life Policies at the request of the committee on Internal Market and Consumer Protection (IMCO).

The presentation of this study took place in the IMCO committee meeting on the 22nd of February: you can find the recording featuring Bruegel's J. Scott Marcus and Niclas Poitiers, as well as the slides, on the IMCO committee website.

The opinions expressed in this document are the sole responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official position of the European Parliament.

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