The EU has a single market, a study by the Bertelsmann Foundation, according to a positive effect on the income of the European citizens. The largest economy in the world increases, therefore, the income in Germany per capita per year, on average, 1.046 euros gross. To all the EU citizens expected to be around 840 euros.

The largest regional beneficiaries in Germany, the government district of upper Bavaria and Hamburg, according to the study, at the level of the Federal States of North Rhine-Westphalia, Bavaria and Baden-Württemberg. “Regions with a strong middle class and our sub-suppliers, which export much to the EU are winners,” said Dominic Ponattu, co-author of the study. The weakest effects were Vorpommern in Eastern German States such as Brandenburg, Saxony-Anhalt and Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. The number of export companies with strong is low, the benefit from European trade.

Of free trade and Non-member States benefit according to the study. The largest average income gains per Person and country can be recorded, therefore, the citizens of Switzerland (2900 euros), followed by Luxembourg (2,800 euros), and Ireland (1,900 euros). But also Belgium, Austria or the Netherlands, benefit is particularly strong. The South and East of Europe, from the cut worse. “For countries such as the Netherlands or Austria, the single market is worth Gold, because you have competitive sectors, but due to small domestic markets by Export-dependent,” said study Co-author Ponattu.

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In the UK, the researchers found large differences between the regions. It is also interesting for the EU have-outlet voted that benefited most from the single market. “This includes the southern English Region of Kent,” said Ponattu. “A complete exit of the British from the internal market would meet next to the London area, particularly industrial and innovative regions in the South of the country hard.”

The EU single market is the largest economic area in the world. He should guarantee the free movement of Goods, services, people and capital, what businesses and approximately 500 million consumers benefit. “Not everyone benefits equally, but all win,” said the Chairman of the Board of the Bertelsmann Foundation, Aart De Geus. The single market was “the biggest driver of our prosperity”.