The logic of policy spillover suggested from the outset that effective economic integration in Europe was never going to be possible without integration in a range of related policy areas. It was clear early on, for example, that economic differences within and among the member states would need to be evened out by investing in economic development and job creation, the free movement of labour, improved living and working conditions, and the rights and benefits of workers. And as long as there were economic and social differences among the member states, there would always be barriers to free trade.
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