Our Positions
Single market and Economy

With the establishment of the European single market in 1993 and the common currency union, Europe has grown together a little further. Cross-border labour mobility as well as economic transactions and movement of goods have increased since then. The single market is now the economic heart of the European Union. However, it is not a static entity. Political, economic, social and technological developments shape economic coexistence in Europe. This requires constant adaptation and further development of the single market. However, a necessary prerequisite for its ability to function is a stable social law framework based on modern coordination law and high standards for social, health and labour protection. 

The German Social Insurance (DSV) closely follows the relevant European policy initiatives with the aim of enforcing the social rights of insured persons and guaranteeing their complete coverage in the event of cross-border employment. In addition, new legislative initiatives are examined with regard to their possible effects on the social security schemes. One example is the European Supply Chain Act, which aims to protect the environment as well as human and children's rights along global supply chains, but which surprisingly classifies social security institutions as financial enterprises.