On the 10th of May, the Chairman of the Board of the Logos Institute, dr Tymoteusz Zych presided over the first official meeting of the European Economic and Social Committee’s study group under the name “The cost of non-Europe – the benefits of the single market”, which took place in Brussels. The three-hours long meeting was dedicated to the exploration of diverse perspectives on the issue of the EU Common Market and the benefits arising therefrom. The meeting resulted in initiating a thoughtful and empirically backed discussion on the last especially challenging few years of the Common Market’s functioning, which constituted a successful launch of the study group.
Apart from other members of the European Economic and Social Committee, the event was also attended by representatives of other EU institutions, such as the European Commission and the Internal Market and Competitiveness Unit at the Czech Permanent Representation (which is due to start with the beginning of July this year). The distinct aspects of the Common Market’s functioning shall be elaborated on with more detail during the next sessions of the working group.