Bertelsmann Stiftung (ed.)

Subsidiarity and Proportionality in the Single Market

An EU fit for inclusive growth

2018, 36 Pages (PDF)

Free of charge


Bertelsmann Stiftung and Copenhagen Economics are here contributing with a study on the economic case for subsidiarity and proportionality in the EU. This report has been presented at the Presidency’s conference "Subsidiarity as a building principle of the European Union" in November 2018. Analysing subsidiarity and proportionality, the study focuses on the role of internal market policies in spreading greater prosperity across all EU regions and provides a framework for the analysis of the current state of affairs. It outlines recommenda-tions for increased focus on subsidiarity and proportionality to achieve sustained growth and prosperity across all EU regions.


Sigurd Naess-Schmidt, Jonas Bjarke Jensen (Copenhagen Economics)