Flash Eurobarometer 180 (The Internal Market)

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Europäische Kommission
Publication Date
  • Papacostas, Antonis (European Commision, Brussels DG Communication Public Opinion Analysis Sector) (Researcher)
  • TNS Dimarso, Bruxelles, Belgium (Data Collector)
  • TNS Gallup, Cobenhavn, Denmark (Data Collector)
  • EMNID, Bielefeld, Germany (Data Collector)
  • ICAP, Athens, Greece (Data Collector)
  • Demoscopia, Madrid, Spain (Data Collector)
  • Sofres, Montrouge, France (Data Collector)
  • Irish MKTG Surveys, Dublin, Ireland (Data Collector)
  • Doxa, Milan, Italy (Data Collector)
  • Suomen Gallup, Espoo, Finland (Data Collector)
  • ILReS, Luxembourg, Luxembourg (Data Collector)
  • NIPO, Amsterdam, Netherlands (Data Collector)
  • Österreichisches Gallup, Vienna, Austria (Data Collector)
  • Euroteste, Lisbon, Portugal (Data Collector)
  • Gallup Svenska, Stockholm, Sweden (Data Collector)
  • ICM, London, United Kingdom (Data Collector)
  • The Gallup Organisation, Brussels (international cooperation) (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • International Institutions, Relations, Conditions
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Trade, industry and markets
    • Economic policy
    • Economic systems and development
  • Abstract

    Attitudes of companies towards the European Internal Market. Topics: impact of each of the following EU Single Market measures on the company’s activities: product standards, labelling and packaging rules, public procurement rules, elimination of customs documentation, abolition of border controls, VAT procedures for sales within the EU, liberalisation of capital movements, rules for establishing businesses in other EU countries; influence of the EU Single Market on each of the following strategic fields of the company: pricing of products or services, purchasing from other EU countries, selling directly to other EU countries, distribution in other EU countries, offering services in other EU countries, setting up businesses in other EU countries, investing in companies in other EU countries, investment of companies from other EU countries in own business, cooperation agreements with companies from other EU countries, marketing strategy; development in the level of competition in the own country as a result of the EU Single Market with regard to: domestic firms, other EU firms, non-EU firms; recruitment of staff coming from other member states; reasons for not recruiting staff coming from other member states; impact of the enlargement of the EU Single Market on each of the following issues: cost of raw materials, cost of wages, access to new markets, selling prices, productivity, profitability, growth in employment; engagement in trade of products or services with one or more of the new member states; importance of selected future EU Single Market policy measures for the own company: remove remaining technical barriers to trade in goods, remove remaining technical barriers to trade in services, create a patent valid in all EU countries, strengthen intellectual property rights protection, further opening up of public procurement markets, achieve an integrated European financial market, ensure fair competition, further opening up to competition of public utility services, create common set of rules for doing business within the EU, facilitate labour mobility; main reasons for not exporting to other countries within the Single Market. Demography: information about the company: number of employees in total, number of employees in the own country; position of respondent at the company; number of EU countries cross-border sales are made to; percentage of the company’s turnover coming from sales to other EU countries. Additionally coded was: country; respondent ID; language of the interview; date of interview; time of the beginning of the interview; duration of the interview; interviewer ID; type of phone line; NACE-Code.
Temporal Coverage
  • 2006-01-25 / 2006-02-23
  • 2006-01-27 / 2006-02-15
  • 2006-01-25 / 2006-02-09
  • 2006-01-30 / 2006-02-20
  • 2006-02-01 / 2006-02-17
  • 2006-01-26 / 2006-02-17
  • 2006-01-26 / 2006-02-20
  • 2006-01-26 / 2006-02-22
  • 2006-01-26 / 2006-02-06
  • 2006-01-26 / 2006-02-10
  • 2006-01-26 / 2006-02-21
  • 2006-02-01 / 2006-02-17
  • 2006-01-26 / 2006-02-23
  • 2006-01-27 / 2006-02-08
  • 2006-01-26 / 2006-02-13
  • 2006-01-26 / 2006-02-14
    United Kingdom
Geographic Coverage
  • Belgium (BE)
  • Denmark (DK)
  • Germany (DE)
  • Greece (GR)
  • Spain (ES)
  • Finland (FI)
  • France (FR)
  • Ireland (IE)
  • Italy (IT)
  • Luxembourg (LU)
  • Netherlands (NL)
  • Austria (AT)
  • Portugal (PT)
  • Sweden (SE)
  • United Kingdom (GB)
Sampled Universe
Companies with 10 or more employees (except agriculture, mining, extractive industry, hotels, restaurants, cafés, personal services, and public administration) in the 15 old member states.
Collection Mode
  • Telephone interview
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Organization
    Number of Units: 4904
    Number of Variables: 73
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA4429 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • Internationale Umfrageprogramme (Type: FDZ)
  • European Commission; TNS Sofres / EOS Gallup Europe: Internal Market - Opinions and experiences of Businesses in EU-15. Brussels: European Commission June 2006 http://ec.europa.eu/public_opinion/flash/fl180_en.pdf

Update Metadata: 2021-04-07 | Issue Number: 95 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22